Monday, November 5, 2007

Trooper Calvin Jenks Re-Post from January

Back in January I posted this news
Story, and it looks like I have just got an Update from a TN trooper’s wife. I
thought it would be good to put it at the top of the page again, seeing how we
just had a shooting in our jurisdiction, and this one is about to go to trial.
Here is what the TN Troopers Wife is telling me


TN Troopers Wife

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!!!

24 3:13 PM

TN Troopers Wife

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

October 24 3:14 PM


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

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

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

Jenks went back to the passenger and asked him
whether he had drugs. The

man said he didn't, then opened fire, Browning

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. He should have let the driver go, instead of trying to bust him. Now he\'s dead, all for some pot.

  2. Wow, Jody
    I really hope you don\'t believe that.

  3. How you cold can you be? All over some pot?? I happen to know it wasn\'t just "some" pot. Besides, Jenks was doing HIS JOB! Besides, what kind of "child" would be so hell bent on shooting a cop? To me it\'s lifestyle and parenting!! Anyways, just wanted to let you all know the jury has been selected for the Orlando Garcia trial. For further information on jury selection, you can go to This is a Memphis, TN news station that has been following the murder and trial. Once again, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Almost a year later, they are about to endure the burden of reliving Calvin\'s last moments alive.

  4. They found Garcia guilty of Facilitation of 1st Degree Murder and Guilt on the Possession charge. He is also being made to pay fines. Sentencing on this case will be Jan 18th. Typical sentence for this charge is 15-25 yrs. However, the DA did request enhanced punishment due to the fact the deceased is a law enforcement officer. For further updates and information, you can go to one of these two website: or The actual "shooter" will be going on trial this April. We are praying for a 1st Degree Murder Charge this time!!! Thanks for all your prayers and concern.

  5. WTF Jody?!? You must be a pot head yourself. This trooper was doing what was right. Standing up for the laws that noone else wants to enforce. No matter if we agree with them or not, they are still the laws and must be enforced. I pray that one day you need someone like Trooper Jenks.

  6. Sorry BLOGGHELPER, but spreading hate is not what I want on this site.