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
date.....it 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,