Police Officer John J. Jenkins, Jr.

Police Officer John J. Jenkins, Jr.

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 3, 1979

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John J. Jenkins, Jr.

Police Officer John Jenkins succumbed to injuries sustained 11 days earlier when his three-wheel motor scooter was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Court Street.

Officer Jenkins' scooter struck a car that ran a red light. Fire personnel revised him after performing CPR. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on January 3rd, 1979, without ever regaining consciousness.

Officer Jenkins had served with the Rochester Police Department for 28 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 343

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 23, 1978

routine driving

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RIP Officer John J. Jenkins, Jr. You will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 22, 2022

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