Deputy Samuel F. JenkinsDied on May 26, 1900
Deputy Jenkins and Grand County Sheriff Jesse Tyler were murdered 20 miles north of Thompson Springs. Tyler, 36, and Jenkins, 46, were part of a posse searching the Book Cliffs for a notorious rustler. Upon encountering a group of men camped near Hill Creek, the two officers approached unaware that the man they were seeking was among them. When the men in the camp recognized the sheriff, they opened fire. Both officers died instantly. Although pursued for several weeks by a posse, the killers were able to escape. The reported leader of this group, a notorious member of the Wild Bunch, was killed by Colorado lawmen in 1904 following a train robbery. Deputy Jenkins is buried in Ogden City Cemetery. His bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by the Riverdale Police Association.