Deputy Sheriff Donald Perry Jensen

Deputy Sheriff Donald Perry Jensen

Davis County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Friday, May 14, 1971

Add to My Heroes

Donald Perry Jensen

Deputy Sheriff Donald Jensen was shot and killed after stopping to help two men who were having car trouble at the intersection of Highway 91 and Tippetts Lane in Farmington.

The men, wanted for a robbery in Ogden, opened fire on Deputy Jensen, shooting him with .38 caliber and .22 caliber handguns. Both were captured in Wyoming a few days later.

Both suspects, 22 and 27, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life. One was paroled in 1987. The youngest was paroled in 1988. He was returned to prison a year later for violating his parole, and released again in 1990. He violated his parole again in 1993 and returned to prison. He has another parole hearing in 1997.

Deputy Jensen had served with the Davis County Sheriff's Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

disabled motorist, robbery

Most Recent Reflection

View all 12 Reflections

Deputy Sheriff Jensen,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Davis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.