Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Another sad and unfortunate loss at the hands of one of our own .. we pray for Officer Jenkins and will always remember him...We also pray for the officer involved and may he be able to heal from this tragedy..

Phoenix PD

September 26, 2005

We only regret not having the opportunity to meet you. Your parents will let us know the wonderful person you were. We send all our love from Spain.

Patty & Higinio

September 26, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Jenkins' family, friends and so-workers. May God be with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian K. Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

September 26, 2005

My heartfelt sympathy to your family and friends.

I'm sorry to hear of such a tragic accident that claimed your life.

God Bless you and may you rest in peace.

Missouri Citizen

September 26, 2005

No worries now friend. Rest in peace.

Deborah Long

September 26, 2005

Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and the men and women of both the UCF and Orlando Police Departments.

K-9 Deputy Sheriff
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

September 26, 2005

Another tragic incident that took the life of a fellow officer. God bless you and your family.

DE
St. Louis City Police

September 26, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Jenkins. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

September 26, 2005

Officer Jenkins:

Rest in peace. You and your love ones will be in my prayers. I felt quite of a pain and sadness after reading how you died. I'm sure God will take care of your family.

To the family of Officer Jenkins, SORRY! for your lost. Seek strength and comfort on God.

J.Ortega

Police Officer J.Ortega
Village of Key Biscayne Police Dept.

September 26, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE ***

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

September 26, 2005

MARIO YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD TO SEE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW OFFICERS COMMING TOGETHER AND TAKING CARE OF VALERIE.WE WILL HAVE A DRINK AND SMOKE A CIGAR JUST FOR YOU!!WE LOVE YOU,GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!

BAMBI

Bambi Darcey

September 26, 2005

My condolences to all the family and friends of Officer Jenkins.

Rest in peace "brother"


Officer Mallo
UFPD

September 26, 2005

Thank you for your service and a job well done, and making this a safer place to live. Having gone through the pain of losing my son, I know what you are going through. May God comfort your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you, asking God to give you comfort & strength through the long days and nights ahead.

Brenda Lucas, Mother of fallen officer
Anthony Lucas, French Camp Police Chief, EOW – February 4, 2005

Brenda Lucas

September 26, 2005

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Mario Jenkins, and the University of Central Florida P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Jenkins, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 26, 2005

G-d Speed My Brother

uc
odps Inv Unit

September 26, 2005

Rest easy brother, The watch is ours now.

Officer
Atlanta Police

September 26, 2005

Scholars say at the end of times.
A great war between good and evil will ensue.
That is why the Almighty God.
Takes the bravest of our brothers and sisters in blue.

herotohero

Sgt. James Crawford
Lower Providence Twp Police Dept, Montg. Co PA

September 26, 2005

I don't have the words to express my sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers. Rest in Peace.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo. PD

September 26, 2005

May you rest in peace Sir. May the Lord bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

September 26, 2005

My heart goes out to Officer Jenkins' family and for the difficult days that lie ahead.

We thank you, Officer Jenkins, for your service and dedication to serving the citizens of the State of Florida.

Rest in peace.

Lois Rao
Surviving Mother of
SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao
End of Watch June 12, 2002

September 26, 2005

Such a horrid, regretful and sorrowful tragedy and one we all pray will never happen to us. My prayers and thoughts are primarilly with Officer Jenkins' family, but my prayers also go out to the Orlando Officer.

May Officer Jenkins rest in peace. You went too young and when a member of the extended family leaves us, we all mourn. Your passing is a sad reminder to us all, and the public especially, that just because you work on a college campus, does NOT mean you're immune from the trials and tribulations of police work.

So, in saying good bye to Officer Jenkins, I just hope every cop out there will also keep in mind what that Orlando Officer is going through and remember that old line, "There but for the grace of God, go I."

God bless you and your family Mario, job well done.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 26, 2005

I am priviliged to have had the opportunity to train with Officer Mario Jenkins. To watch him take that first step into a profession he truly loved while training at the Academy, and to grow into an exemplary officer of the highest caliber. I can only extend my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to his wife, his family, and especially to my friend, Rich. I know how very proud you are of Mario. Please know that all of us at UFPD share your loss and your sorrow.
" The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he should fail, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know niether victory or defeat."
Go with God, Mario.

Sgt. Stephen Wilder
University of Florida Police Department

September 26, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathys to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Mario Jenkins. Rest in Peace Brother, we now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, NYq

September 26, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

September 26, 2005

Mario,
You were the best. Not just a co-worker or squad-mate but a true friend. We've worked and played hard together. Your family at UCFPD misses you terribly and we all know that you died a hero doing the job that you loved. Your dedication and loyalty to the Department,your friends, and your family was unsurpassed...your integrity, unquestionable. We love you brother and will do everything we possibly can to help "Momma Bear" and the rest of your family through this time of need. I miss you so much and keep waiting for you to hit me up and tell me it's time to grab coffee. Gotta have coffee before roustings! From the bottom of my heart, thanks for everything. Rest in peace Doctor-D...we'll take it from here.

-Faz

Officer Matthew Fazi
University of Central Florida Police Department

September 26, 2005

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