Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Augusta
County: Butler
Death Date: 4/25/1924
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While on patrol on August 18, 1924, Officer Jenkins noticed a man hiding inside the Augusta Standard Oil service station. Jenkins ordered him to come out. The suspected burglar came out shooting, hitting Officer Jenkins four times. Jenkins was able to return the fire, instantly killing burglar Harry Parsons. Officer Jenkins died of his wounds seven days later.