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Riverside Sheriffs Mourn the Loss of Deputy Jenkins

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Governor Davis Orders Capitol Flag Lowered in Memory of Riveside County Sheriff’s Deputy


Governor Gray Davis ordered the flag atop the Capitol lowered in memory of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent C. Jenkins, who died while on duty early Tuesday morning.

Deputy Jenkins, 45 years old, was killed while traveling eastbound on I-10 in Riverside County. Witnesses reported seeing Deputy Jenkins’ marked Chevy Tahoe drift slowly toward the right shoulder, leave the roadway and then strike a tree.

Deputy Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident to determine its cause and an autopsy will determine cause of death.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jenkins family and friends, as well as with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department,” Gov. Davis said.

Deputy Jenkins was hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1990 and worked out of the Cabazon Station. His wife Linda Jenkins and their five children survive him.

Flags at the Capitol will remain at half-staff through Jenkins’ funeral. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Jenkins’ family is making memorial service arrangements.

“The Department is saddened to announce the death of Deputy Sheriff Brent Jenkins on March 18, 2003. He died as the result of a traffic collision while on duty.

Stations, Bureaus and Facilities are authorized to fly the flag at half-mast through the date of the funeral. Funeral arrangements are pending
Black mourning tape is authorized for wear on the badge pursuant to Department regulations until completion of the services for Deputy Jenkins,” according to a written statement by Sheriff Bob Doyle.

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