Sergeant Chris Jenkins
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 2022
Age Not available
Tour 20 years
Badge Not available
Cause Struck by vehicle
Sergeant Chris Jenkins was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while attempting to move a ladder from I-75 near mile marker 74.
The ladder had fallen off the back of a utility truck and had created a traffic hazard on the interstate. Sergeant Jenkins had brought traffic to a stop with a rolling roadblock and then exited his vehicle to remove the ladder. An oncoming tractor-trailer was unable to stop and struck Sergeant Jenkins, his cruiser, and several other vehicles.
The vehicle that dropped the ladder never stopped.
Sergeant Jenkins was a military veteran and had served with the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two children. His son also serves as a deputy with the agency.
Sergeant Jenkins was a first cousin of Deputy Sheriff Jason Scott, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 12th, 2004, while also serving with the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Tim Guider
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office
12680 Highway 11 W
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Phone: (865 ) 986-4823