Sergeant Joseph B. Jennings

Sergeant Joseph B. Jennings

Roanoke City Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, June 28, 1965

Joseph B. Jennings

Sergeant Joseph Jennings succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 20 years earlier while attempting to arrest a man at a garage in northwest Roanoke. He was investigating the suspect regarding the theft of an electric drill at about 7:00 pm when the incident occurred.

During the arrest, the two began to struggle and the suspect gained control of Sergeant Jenning's weapon. The man shot him several times, including a shot which severed his spinal column and left him paralyzed.


  • Age 74
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 26, 1945
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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