Ben Jenkins Wiki – Ben Jenkins Bio
Nevada Highway Patrol said Jenkins devoted his life to public service and serving Nevadans. He started work for NHP in 2008 as a trooper in Jackpot and then as a sergeant in Elko in 2017. Before he was in law enforcement he was a training officer for Nevada’s fir marshals, a crew supervisor for the state forestry office and fire chief. He was also a veteran of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
He was given the Gold Medal of Valor in 2011 by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, presented to officers who perform with extraordinary acts of heroism.
“This is a tremendous loss for the Nevada Highway Patrol, his family and everyone Sgt. Jenkis touched during his long and honorable career in public service,” Director George Togliatii said.
Ben Jenkins Children & Wife
Jenkins leaves behind a wife, four children, five grandchildren and his mother. A memorial service is pending.
Ben Jenkins Shot And Killed
Nevada police said the person who killed a police officer on Friday morning in Nevada when the 47-year-old sergeant. Ben Jenkins stopped to help them as a motorist. Nevada police captured a suspect on Friday night. “During this contact, the motorist opened fire,” the Nevada Highway Patrol statement said. “The motorist stole the sergeant’s uniform and fled the scene on Sergeant Jenkins’ patrol.” After a search, various agencies arrested John Dabritz, 65.
A White Pine man is in custody after authorities said he opened fire on a Nevada Highway Patrol sergeant, killed him, and then took his uniform and his patrol vehicle. It happened just before 6 a.m. Friday March 27, 2020. Investigators said Sgt. Ben Jenkins had stopped to assist a driver on US-93 and mile 106 in White Pine County, north of Ely. The driver, later identified as John Dabritz, 65, shot Jenkins, stole his uniform, and then left on the sergeant’s patrol, authorities said. Dabrtiz was found several hours later and taken into custody.