Patrolman David Luther Jenkins

Patrolman David Luther Jenkins

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 8, 1919

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 been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 99

Incident Details

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

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman David Luther Jenkins of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

February 8, 2018

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