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Corporal Mario Roberto Jenkins

University of Central Florida Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 24, 2005

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Reflections for Corporal Mario Roberto Jenkins

You are remembered and missed everyday Mario. Your brothers and sisters in blue will never give up the fight for your name.
God bless you.

JF

March 5, 2006

Mario,
I have tried to write this so many times. Words are not sufficient to describe what a good person and man you are. I will aways think of it as my great privelage to have known you, worked with you, joked with, train dogs, and learn from you. You had such a great heart and character. I will aways remember chasing the bad guys into the woods/swamp with you, building the fence, tracking with the dogs, tipping a few, and "da corps"! So many good thoughts and feelings from having known you, will eventually help with getting past the hurt of missing you around here. I know for sure now that the streets of heaven are guarded by the USMC. Your family is always in our prayers, take care gyrene. Woody

Woody Furnas
UCF PD

December 19, 2005

Mario, I sure do miss you. SWAT round up wasn't the same this year without you. I am very glad to have had the privelage to know you and have worked with you.

Sergeant Kimberley Green
Clermont Police Department

December 11, 2005

Mario,
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that I have to leave a message about a fellow Officer and Friend. It has taken me several attempts to try and put into words everything your Family needs to hear from a fellow co-worker & friend to honor your short time with us as a member of the UCF Police department. I'll always remember the laughs we've had and the great one liners that just rolled off your tongue. I know you'll keep our fallen brothers in high spirits as you watch over us each and everyday. There won't be a day that goes by I will not think about you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Valerie,
I just wanted to tell you that Mario adored you, cherished you, respected you and Loved you with all of his heart. I know that you already knew that but I wanted you to hear it again from someone who saw him glow when he spoke to his "Momma Bear".

Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins,

I have had the honor to meet you both a couple of times and I know Mario Loved and Respected you both very much. You should both be very proud and at peace knowing you raised a very patrotic and dedicated American who loved you and his country very much. Mario's life ended when he was doing something he enjoyed and felt passionate about. Mario's Life will never be forgotten.

Cpl James Roop
UCF Police Dept

December 1, 2005

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of a loved one in law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support. As we personally know, sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 28, 2005

I want to say hello and God bless to the Jenkins family. I attended High School with your son Mario, and he was a great man to know and to be around with. I just found out today what took place with your son and I feel very grieved and upset. Mario always had a smile on his face and he will be missed and always remebered. With love, Michael Rodriguez, Tarpon Springs, Fl

Michael Rodriguez

November 27, 2005

Hey Mario, I wanted to tell you that we are thinking of you this Thanksgiving and we miss you dearly.
You will always be in our hearts, we miss you!
JF

UCFPD WIFE

November 24, 2005

On 09/22/05 Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05 remembered Corporal Mario Jenkins and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05
BPD

November 22, 2005

To Corporal Mario Jenkins:

On this Veterans Day, I honor your distinquished service to your country.
I also extend a belated "Happy Birthday Marine" as yesterday was the birthday of the USMC.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater,
Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

November 11, 2005

My family would like to extend our deepest heart felt sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Corporal Mario Jenkins. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We would like to let law enforcement officers everywhere know how much we appreciate them for putting their lives on the line everyday doing their jobs to keep their communities safe. May God watch over and protect each & everyone of you!

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

October 26, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time.Thank you for serving and protecting. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

October 25, 2005

Mario,
You will be sorely missed by all who knew you.
To Valerie, you and Mario were there when I needed support and I will be there for you.

Mrs. Merrille Mason
wife of Clermont Officer Scott Mason, EOW 04/23/03

October 24, 2005

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH CPL.
JENKINS, HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE - BUFFALO, NEW YORK

October 22, 2005

I NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD BE ME,
MY NAME FOR ALL ETERNITY.
RECORDED HERE AT THIS HALLOWED PLACE,
ALAS MY NAME, NO MORE MY FACE.
"IN THE LINE OF DUTY" I HEAR THEM SAY,
MY FAMILY NOW HAS THE PRICE TO PAY.
MY FOLDED FLAG STAINED WITH TEARS,
WE ONLY HAD THOSE FEW SHORT YEARS.
THE BADGE NO LONGER ON MY CHEST,
I SLEEP NOW IN ETERNAL REST.
MY SWORD I PASS TO THOSE BEHIND,
AND PRAY THEY KEEP THIS IN MIND.
I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ME,
AND WITH HEAVY HEART ON BENDED KNEE,
I ASK FOR ALL THOSE HERE FROM THE PAST,
PLEASE GOD, "LET MY NAME BE THE LAST!"

We miss you Mario....

Central Florida
Florida

October 22, 2005

My heart goes out to your friends and family that are suffering through this tragic event. I read this memorial page almost everyday and it's especially heart wrenching to hear about a broher k-9 officer. RIP and thank you for your service.

K-9 Officer Lori
Iowa

October 19, 2005

You will forever be in our hearts as a fine officer, who will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife, family, friends and co-workers.

Sergeant Troy Williamson
University of Central Florida Police Department

October 18, 2005

Hey Doc,
Sorry for taking so long to write this but I was wishing that this were some nightmare and I would come out of it soon. I love you and I miss you. The times we shared are priceless. I can't remember how many times I would hit you up on the Nextel for that "special" message. You always laughed. You are an amazing person and the world has lost an amazing individual. They say everything happens for a reason and that's the only thing that keeps me going. You did a great job here and I guess someone else needed your help. I know you will not let them down. Like others have mentioned, coffee will never taste the same, "poop" will never sound as funny, and sandwiches...well, sandwiches are always gonna be sandwiches. Mario, it is an honor to call you my friend. You touched my life in so many ways. I will never forget you my friend.

Ofc. Amir Paymayesh
Orlando Police

October 16, 2005

Hey Doc,
Sorry for taking so long to write this but I was wishing that this were some nightmare and I would come out of it soon. I love you and I miss you. The times we shared are priceless. I can't remember how many times I would hit you up on the Nextel for that "special" message. You always laughed. You are an amazing person and the world has lost an amazing individual. They say everything happens for a reason and that's the only thing that keeps me going. You did a great job here and I guess someone else needed your help. I know you will not let them down. Like others have mentioned, coffee will never taste the same, "poop" will never sound as funny, and sandwiches...well, sandwiches are always gonna be sandwiches. Mario, it is an honor to call you my friend. You touched my life in so many ways. I will never forget you my friend.

Ofc. Amir Paymayesh
Orlando Police

October 16, 2005

We are both former UCFPD officers and are very saddened by the loss of one of our "family members". We were honored to be a part of the funeral and will always be grateful that you showed the community the high integrity and respect that UCFPD deserves.

Ofc. Terri Popovich/Deputy Jason Popovic
Orlando Police Department/orange County Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2005

You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

October 15, 2005

VALARIE, I AM SO SORRY YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THIS HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE AND TO HAVE TO FIGHT TO HAVE YOUR HUSBAND BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOR IS A SHAME. HE NOT ONLY FOUGHT FOR HIS COMMUNITY BUT HE FOUGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY AND IS LET DOWN AGAIN!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY!! MY FATHER AND BROTHER ARE BOTH FORMER MARINES AND FEEL HE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE FUNERAL WITH FULL MILITARY HONOR!! WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND!! GOD BLESS YOU!!

WIFE OF LEO
BREVARD COUNTY

October 13, 2005

Officer Jenkins:

Althought I did not know you, I felt as though I did. I left employment with the UCF Police Department just as you arrived. However, in my heart, I will always be a part of the UCF family. How unfortunate for me, not to have gotten the opportunity to know or meet you. The more I learn about you, the more I realize what a dedicated troop you really were. Please know that you are thought of with respect and honor. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, and you will be remembered! All of our thoughts and prayers continue to be with your family and friends.

Chief James C. Lyon Jr.
Northeastern Illinois University Police Department

October 12, 2005

Mario, you are not forgotten. We think of you everyday and miss you so much! I hope you can see how much we (UCFPD Family) all love you.

Jen
UCFPD Wife

October 12, 2005

Mario,

I did not know you but was touched about the tragic and unfortunate event resulting in your death. As a brother in another law enforcement agency I want to saw thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Fort Lauderdale Police Department

October 8, 2005

Mario, I already wrote once, but I wanted to say that James and I were anxiously awaiting my first cruise when we heard the news. We waited for the funeral to be set, knowing we would end up not going if it meant missing the service. Thankfully, we were able to attend the beautiful beautiful services and still make the cruise... but I just had to write again to let you know that I took your advice and my very first drink and toast on the ship was "something tall and strong" (a Hurricane) just for you...

Gladys
Girlfriend of UCFPD officer

October 8, 2005

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