Sergeant Jon Arden Jenson

Sergeant Jon Arden Jenson

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 2023

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Jon Arden Jenson

Sergeant Jon Jenson died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Jenson was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Fort Worth Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, and sister.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 3005
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 16, 2023

communicable disease, COVID-19

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