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Deputy Sheriff Donald Perry Jensen

Davis County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Friday, May 14, 1971

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Donald Perry Jensen

Deputy Sheriff Jensen,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Davis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jensen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2020

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

May 14, 2016

RIP, brother. You will not be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 2, 2016

Dad, you've been gone longer than you were here, the pain of that horrible day is still fresh in the hearts of your family . We've all grown up and made lives of our own but, not a day goes by that we don't think of you, miss you and thank you for being part of our lives. To all fallen officers, thank you for your service and keeping us safe.

Daughter Paula Wilkinson

August 2, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 14, 2015

When I began my career in 1967 as a federal agent in Salt Lake City, UT, Davis County (where I was raised after WWII) was part of my assigned area, and our radio dispatcher was the Davis S.O. Deputy. Don was always cheerful and helpful as I learned my profession, and I depended upon him a lot whenever he dispatched or worked the jail. He "saved" me a couple of times when a "gang" of teenagers on pot began to surround me down in the marshes of W. Layton. Don will always be remembered for his great attitude, professionalism, and his willingness to help anyone...which, unfortunately, was the one trait which his killers used to ambush him.

Miss you, still, after all of these years, Don.

Captain (Ret) Walter S. Okamoto
Retired Special Agent, Retired Deputy

February 14, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 15, 2012

Deputy Jensen , thank you for your service and sharing the thin blue with me . your dedication and service is greatly missed......continued rest , we have the watch from here.....

officer val pickens
b'ham pd/b'ham , al

November 18, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Deputy Jensen, you died an honorable man trying to do your job helping others. God bless you sir. Rest in peace.

A Texas streetcop

August 9, 2004

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