Patrolman Jack Norwood Jernigan

Patrolman Jack Norwood Jernigan

Cheyenne Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1954

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Jack Norwood Jernigan

Patrolman Jernigan was shot and killed after he and two Air Force policemen answered a disturbance at a local restaurant. During the encounter the suspect attempted to gain control of one of the officers' weapons. Patrolman Jernigan pushed the Air Force policeman out of harms way and drew his weapon. He and the suspect exchanged shots and were both fatally wounded.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Jack was my favorite uncle l was 13 when he gave his life in the line of duty, may rest in peace.

Bill smith
Nephew, his sister's son.

March 27, 2018

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