Patrolman David Luther Jenkins

Patrolman David Luther Jenkins

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 8, 1919

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David Luther Jenkins

Patrolman David Jenkins was shot and killed while responding to a prowler call on the South Side.

When he confronted the suspect, he was fatally wounded. He was able to return fire, fatally wounding the suspect as well.

Patrolman Jenkins had served with the Columbus Division of Police for two years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 99

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

suspicious person

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman David Luther Jenkins of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 8, 2023

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