Sergeant Chris Jenkins

Sergeant Chris Jenkins

Loudon County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Chris Jenkins

Sergeant Chris Jenkins was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while attempting to move a ladder from I-75 near mile marker 74.

The ladder had fallen off the back of a utility truck and had created a traffic hazard on the interstate. Sergeant Jenkins had brought traffic to a stop with a rolling roadblock and then exited his vehicle to remove the ladder. An oncoming tractor-trailer was unable to stop and struck Sergeant Jenkins, his cruiser, and several other vehicles.

The vehicle that dropped the ladder never stopped. The driver of the truck that struck him was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, two counts of reckless endangerment, DUI, simple possession of narcotics, possession of a handgun under the influence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sergeant Jenkins was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his son, daughter, mom, fiancee, fiancee's two daughters, sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews. His son also serves as a deputy with the agency.

Sergeant Jenkins was a first cousin of Deputy Sheriff Jason Scott, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 12th, 2004, while also serving with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 904
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

traffic hazard

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11 months now and I still ask where are you I look for you everywhere. I miss you so much my heart aches for you. I know you are happy with Jesus where everything is perfect and new . No pain ,no sadness or sickness . Chris thank you for being such a wonderful sweet and caring son who put everyone before yourself . You were such a great dad to Clay and Chloee and they loved and miss you so much . I know you would be proud of them. I missed getting my card from you this year . That was a gift you had when you picked out cards . I read them all the time of the ones I kept . But Missy and Kristi got me one . I love and miss you so much. Mom

Faye Everett
Mother

January 3, 2023

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