Detective Thomas H. Jenkins

Detective Thomas H. Jenkins

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1929

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Thomas H. Jenkins

Detective Jenkins was shot and killed while he and other officers tried to quell a disturbance involving four men at First and Davidson Streets. While making an arrest one of the men grabbed a riot gun held by another officer. As they struggled for possession of the gun it discharged striking Detective Jenkins in the abdomen. The suspect escaped.

Detective Jenkins had been with the agency for five years. Before that he was a deputy sheriff for 15 years with the York County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender At large

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 21, 2009

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