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

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mario during some K-9 training we both participated in, and his presence will be deeply missed. God must have had a K-9 in need of a top notch handler to secure the watch above. Go easy, brother Jenkins - we have the watch down here.

My most heartfelt condolences go out to the family of brother Jenkins, his brothers and sisters at UCFPD, and the student community Mario served. Although tragic, mistaken identity is exactly that...a mistake. This is where the healing begins, both for UCFPD as well as Orlando PD.

DFC Tim Nazzaro & narcotics K-9 Coco
Orange County Sheriff's Office

September 25, 2005

Rest in peace Officer Jenkins. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the University of Central Florida Police Department are in our thoughts and prayers.

Officer D. Johns
Georgia State University Police Department

September 25, 2005

Mario, I met you and your wife several months ago on a night out with your fellow Officer's....Lupo, Clark and Sammy. I'm priveleged to have known you as you seemed like a great person and your peers spoke highly of you. Thank you for your dedication and service. Although we all certainly wish you were here, we know you're being taken care of. YOU ARE AND WILL BE MISSED!!!

To Mario's Wife, family, Lupo, Clark, Sammy, fellow Officers and Friends.........I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. Stay strong and help each other make it through this tough time. God Bless!!

Deputy Jason Teems
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

September 25, 2005

I was so sorry to hear of the sad circumstances in which we lost you, Officer Jenkins. Thank you for your dedication and service.
May the Lord comfort your family and friends at this very difficult time.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

Wife of a Deputy
SBSD, Morongo Station, CA

September 25, 2005

Mario you will be missed but not forgoton. You served with honor and dilligence that all can be proud of. Our prayers go out to Val, your family, all of your friends and Brother Officers. May the Lord give you all strength and his comfort in this terrible time of loss.

Sgt. Ted and Allison Fish
Volusia County Sheriff's Office

September 25, 2005

May God continue to bless your family, frineds and department. Thank you for your service.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police

September 25, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the University of Central Florida Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Jenkins deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Jenkins is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

September 25, 2005

This tragedy has left two agencies heartbroken. On behalf of your brothers and sisters from O.P.D., we will never forget this ultimate price you paid serving your community. You are a true hero, and your courage and committment will always be remembered and honored. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, as well as your fellow officers from the U.C.F. Police.

Police Officer
Orlando Police Dept.

September 25, 2005

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Mario Jenkins. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Mario, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina
Connecticut Police Work Dog Association

James A. Cortina
Connecticut Police Work Dog Assoc.

September 25, 2005

Thanks for your service to Central Florida, we have the watch from here. Rest in peace Mario. You will never be forgotten.

D/S D.B. Lowe IV
Orange County S.O. S.1 S.9

September 25, 2005

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Jenkins. May God bless you all in this terrible time of loss. A true hero that will not be forgotten. Thank you Officer Jenkins for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
EOW 08/06/02

September 25, 2005

It's hard to find the words to express how sorry we both are for Mario's family. I feel like I've known Mario for years from all of the stories that Rich is always telling me. This has really hit very close to home for us. Val, I can't even begin to imagine the pain that you are going through, but I do know that you have a wonderful family that will help you get through the tough times. As you know, the law enforcement family will always be there for you as well. As for you Mario- I'm sure God has already told you "well done my faithful servant."

Officers Gina and Jeff Guyan
University of Florida Police Department

September 25, 2005

To my friends and former co-workers at UCFPD, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you all get through this. To Mario's family, if you need anything as well, let me know.
To Mario, I only worked with you for a short time, but I am going to miss you immensely, you were always one to crack a quick one-liner to cheer a guy up.

Cpl. James Roberts
FL Dept of Juvenile Justice

September 25, 2005

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