Deputy Donald P. Jensen

Deputy Donald P. Jensen

End of Watch: 

May 14, 1971

Age: 42
Davis County Sheriff’s Office
Homicide: Handgun

Deputy Donald P. Jensen was murdered while assisting what he believed was a stranded motorist. 

Deputy Jensen was dispatched to watch for a vehicle connected to an armed robbery in Ogden. Near Tippets Lane he encountered a stalled vehicle on the side of the road. Deputy Jensen was seated in his patrol car and talking to a man he believed was the driver of the vehicle but was in reality one of the robbery suspects. The suspect shot Deputy Jensen five times with a .38-caliber handgun. A second suspect then shot Deputy Jensen in the head with a .22 magnum pistol. The two men stole Deputy Jensen’s sidearm and vehicle, using them to carjack a second vehicle. They were captured the following day in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Both men were sentenced to life in prison but have since been paroled. Deputy Jensen was married and the father of three children.  He is buried in Farmington City Cemetery. 

The bronze memorial name plaque of Deputy Donald P. Jensen is sponsored by the Davis County Sheriff Employees Association.

Fallen Officers