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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Chris ; today was such a hard day . Your first Birthday in heaven. I know you and Jason are celebrating with everyone but I can’t help but wish I could be with you . You and your life have made such an impact on everyone and your mom as well . I was so proud to be your mom . Chris I know you are so proud of your kids . I know God has given you a beautiful place in heaven and you are happy and I miss you so much . I can’t say all the beautiful things like you and Missy can . I was reading your letters last night and you wrote some beautiful things to me that I will always treasure . Love you my sweet boy ,

Faye Everett
Mother

November 20, 2022

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