This morning at approximately 5:54 AM, Sergeant Benjamin Jenkins, with the Nevada Highway Patrol, stopped to assist a motorist on US-93 at White Pine county mile marker 106, north of Ely, NV. During this contact, the motorist opened fire on Sergeant Ben Jenkins who was struck and killed by the motorist. The motorist fled the scene in Sgt. Jenkins' patrol vehicle. After a search that lasted several hours, the suspect, a 65-year-old White Pine resident, was located and taken into custody with the assistance of multiple agencies.
47-year-old Sgt. Ben Jenkins was an Elko native who devoted his life to public service and to serving Nevadans. He began working for the Highway Patrol in March 2008 as a Trooper in Jackpot and was promoted to Sergeant in Elko in 2017. Prior to NHP, he was a training officer for the Nevada State Fire Marshal Division, a crew supervisor for the Nevada Division of Forestry, an Assistant Fire Chief for the Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and a veteran of both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.
To donate to the family of Sgt Benjamin Jenkins, you can wire to:
Wells Fargo Bank Account#: 5906636682
Nevada State Bank Account#: 5795937738
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