Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Trooper Calvin Jenks

NASHVILLE (AP) - State officials said Sunday they had arrested two teens
they believed were responsible for the killing of a state trooper who
was shot during a traffic stop in western Tennessee.

The 24-year-old trooper pulled over two men and was trying to get them
out of the vehicle Saturday night when he was shot twice, according to
footage from the patrol car's video camera. At least one bullet struck
him in the head, said Mike Browning, a Department of Safety spokesman.

On Sunday, Alejandro Guana, 17, and Orlando Garcia, 19, were arrested
without incident at a hotel near downtown Nashville, Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said.

"After interviewing the two men we feel confident we have the two people
in custody that murdered the state trooper," TBI director Mark Gwyn

Hunters found Trooper Calvin Jenks' body beside his patrol car near the
intersection of two state highways, Browning said.

Authorities believed the suspects were carrying drugs and drove toward
Nashville after the shooting in Tipton County, just north of Memphis,
Browning said before Sunday's arrests.

Jenks smelled marijuana on the driver, Browning said. When Jenks asked
the man whether he had drugs in the car, the suspect eventually admitted
there were drugs in the center console, Browning said.

Jenks went back to the passenger and asked him whether he had drugs. The
man said he didn't, then opened fire, Browning said.
Investigators found what they believe is Jenks' flashlight in a garbage
can at a Wal-Mart in Brownsville, 13 miles east of the scene of the

Jenks, 24, had been a trooper for two years and transferred to the
Tipton area from Marshall County in 2005 to be closer to his new wife,
he said.


  1. My heart goes out to this Trooper\'s family.  Thanks for posting this.  I worry daily about my Troopers here.  You just never know what a day\'s going to be like.  Hope you\'re doing well.  Take care!

  2. I wish we could find the guy that killed the Sacramento Deputy.  Complete mystery.  Its like he vanished.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this. It\'s a wonderful feeling knowing everyone mourned the loss of Calvin, as we did. I am married to a TN State Trooper & I am also a police dispatcher for a county agency. The loss of Calvin hit us hard! Just wanted to give you an update....The trial is set to start December 10,2008. Please keep the Jenks\' family & his THP family in your thoughts & prayers during this time. Sarah Beth, his wife, has been at every hearing & will be in the court room while they show her husband\'s final moments on video. Please help keep her wrapped in love & prayer!! Thanks so much!!!

  4. Sorry for the mistake on the will be December 10, 2007.