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Detective Jared Scott Jensen

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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Reflections for Detective Jared Scott Jensen

Just wanted you to know, especially now, how much I miss you Jared. Seems impossible that you were taken from us 7 years ago this week. Much has happened, some good, some bad but I know you are watching too. Thinking of you always, love you bro

Jeff J
Proud brother

February 17, 2013

My Dear Jared,

Feb 5th 1976, 37 years ago today... oh how I remember that day. I was in the delivery room and I witnessed your entry into this world.. You had your arms stretched wide, screaming your head off when you were just half way delivered. It was as if you couldn't wait to get on with your life and start making a difference. And that's exactly what you did over the next 30 years and 17 days. The high standards you set for yourself and met were extroadinary.The roadmap you left on how one should live their life is exemplary.

So on this 37th annual observance of that wonderful day, know that you Dad is so very proud of you.

I miss you terribly.

I love you beyond measure.


Thomas Jensen
I am Jared's father

February 5, 2013

A second has never gone by where you weren't loved with all our hearts.

Happy Birthday Honey,


Debby Hudson
Jared's Mom

February 5, 2013

Merry Christmas my love - please hug those who have joined you this year extra close for us...and in return may they give you hugs from us...Continue to help guide us with your light....

Eternally yours,


December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas


December 25, 2012

It is difficult to imagine there are enough words to quantify everything...I know you get it. You understand, as only you could, that there are no words. Love transcends this world and finds its way to you from us - and back again....kind of like one of our favorite books/movies....I pray you have all the lurky McGurky you can handle - and I know that's a lot;)...mashed taters and pie. Lots of pie:) Love you always - always and forever - Thankful for the gift of you...


November 21, 2012

I have not forgotten...

A Proud CS Citizen

November 20, 2012

Jeff and I saw a movie last night that made us both think of you. The similarities were much so that I got a bit overwhelmed at one point and had to walk out of the theater to catch my breath and wipe away some tears. I just couldn't watch that part. It was too surreal for me.

Thank you for your little reminders lately......."LIFE IS GOOD!"

Missing your smile and laugh a little extra today.........


September 25, 2012


As I write these words I am looking at the beautiful wooden flag case that Dave crafted. It contains the U.S. flag that waved above the CSPD Operations Center on February 27th, 2006. On the front is a plaque:
"Detective Jared Jensen
Colorado Springs Police Department
July 31, 2002 - February 22, 2006"

Ten years ago today was such a proud, vitally important day in your life. On that day you started to live those prophetic words you spoke to me months before:
"Dad, I want my life to matter, I want my life to count. I am going to work hard to become a police officer."

You left acting, a talent you truly possessed, to follow a path that would fullfill that which you passionately desired. My precious son, your life does matter greatly and ALWAYS will. Your courage, passion and committment to excellence will never be forgotten ... nor will that dry, fantastic sense of humor ... and yes, that broad, wonderful smile of yours as well.

Miss you terribly,

Love you beyond measure,


Tom Jensen
I am Jared's Father

July 31, 2012

Thank you Sir for your outstanding Heroism, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 25, 2012

I have not forgotten...

A Proud CS Citizen

July 25, 2012

Be near them all right now, J-Rod.....share your peace and strength with all who desperately need it right now. It has been such a difficult summer.....lots of heartache and struggles.......Shine your light on these dark days, and Remind us all why we continue the good fight!

You will NEVER be forgotten......Heroes Live Forever

Meridith Jensen

July 25, 2012

Had breakfast with you Dad today, our yearly outing. Was good to see him again. I know the day to day struggle he faces without you here. I have no magic words to help him with his grief except I know what he feels and for him to keep your memory alive, which he is doing. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones, appear to them in their dreams in living color, speak with them and let them know you are near and watching over them. You will never be forgotten.

"Gone are the days we use to share,
But in our hearts you are always there,
The gates of memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows,
With tender love and deep regret,
We who love you will never forget."
Author Unknown

Bob Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 16, 2012

Jared, God has chosen another officer to join the ranks in heaven. Help Ken to welcome her with open arms and comfort her family through this. Thank you for your sacrifice and I know you and Ken will keep watch over us and her family. Miss you all the time pal.


June 25, 2012

Jeff did an outstanding job today speaking on behalf of your sacrifice, and for all the officers out there. He thinks you were probably laughing at him for getting a little emotional.....but I also know that you are very PROUD of the words he spoke, and the message he brought! I am so very proud of him......his strength, dedication and fortitude are inspiring to all. Man was it cold! But I couldn't help but notice the sun peaking through, just as the balloons were released and your names were called.....Thank you for that. This is always a bittersweet day for me, the bagpipes and taps/21 gun salute always make me cry, and yet I always walk away from it all with a renewed sense of peace and comfort in taking that time each year to honor you all, and also to thank those who carry on in your absence.

Natalie landed in DC this morning, and she will be paying honor to you and the others there in grand ways this week too, I know you are proud of her as we all are....she has such an incredible heart!

I liked the Chaplain's words today, when he said (and I know I am very loosely paraphrasing here) "When there is sunshine, we remember them.....during good times, we remember them....when there are difficult times, we remember them....when we have tough decisions to make, we remember them and look to them for guidance.....EVERY SINGLE DAY, WE REMEMBER THEM." It is so absolutely true!

Miss you J-Rod......


May 11, 2012

Jared you would be so proud of Jeff. He is a Lt. now and I know that he will be an awesome "leader." He is the epitome of what I look up to as a leader within this dept. I miss you buddy. I always leave here with misty eyes. I saw Natalie the other day and it does my heart good to see her and talk to her. She is an amazing lady, as you well knew. Keep us safe and continue watching over us. Thank you Jared.


April 30, 2012


Five years ago, April 7th, was the day before Easter as it is today. Then I wrote you the following message. The pain I refer to is still present......

April 7th, 2007

My Dear Jared,
My Precious son,

The agonizing pain never goes away. Slowly, so very slowly I am beginning to smile a little when beautiful memories of you and me together are in my thoughts. I had a dream recently of you and me together. You, I and Grandpa Birchall were in the living room. You were six years old and were sitting on my lap with your back against my chest. Grandpa was just smiling at the two of us. As you were watching TV, I had my arms around you and I kept gently kissing the top of your head. Even though I knew the answer (of course) I asked you, "Jared, how old are you?" Without turning around, you said, " You know Dad, I am six." I said, "Oh, that's right, I forgot." And then I kissed the top of your head again. I woke up right after that and that is why the dream is so clear in my mind. It was so clear that I could still feel you in my arms ... I could still feel the kissing of you upon my lips.

Since that horrible, horrible February day, there are two days when I reverently honor you, your memory and your legacy by conducting the Five Candle Ceremony. Those two days each year are on your Birthday and on Easter Sunday. I promised you, your Spirit that I will do all that I can in my remaining days on earth to honor you, your memory and your legacy. This beautiful candle ceremony is but one of many ways I am and will always keep that promise.

Tomorrow morning, when the Easter sunrise casts God's glorious rays of light upon that section of the Rockies ... that Hallowed ground that is marked … ….. ….. "JARED SCOTT JENSEN ...HERO," ….as the light is filtered through the tall trees that surround that holy ground ... know that I, your Dad, will be thinking of you with both a grieving heart but also a most thankful heart that God above allowed you to be my son.

I love you, Sweetheart.


Thomas Jensen
I am Jared's father

April 7, 2012


You had a way of making things look so easy... I wish I had half of your strength.

Help us find the courage to carry on our Watch, and know that nobody has forgotten.

SSG, US Army

March 9, 2012

I have not forgotten...

A Proud CS Citizen


February 25, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones. You have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 23, 2012

Hey J-Rod

It is hard to believe that it has already been six years. Just came from a moment of silence held for you. You are greatly missed and loved. You and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Detective Mark Chacon

February 22, 2012

Thinking of you and your family on this sixth anniversary of your end of watch. Your selflessness and sense of duty still continue to inspire and may your spirit soar. I can visualize your father kissing your picture today and feel your mom's longing for you. I am holding all your family in thought and prayer today.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 22, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP now, a Hero you were.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 22, 2012

Jared, you made such an impact on so many and will never be forgotten. I could not be more proud to be your brother. I miss you bro

Jeff Jensen
Proud Brother

February 22, 2012

Dearest Jared -
sending so much love to you today and always - thank you for the sunshine, for watching over each and every one of us, for walking with your brothers and sisters each moment...until we meet again, you know my heart....Always,

your Natalie

February 22, 2012

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