Patrolman Gordon Alex Jensen
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
On, Wednesday, July 16, 1980 Patrolman Jensen was shot and killed while moonlighting at a new-homes construction site. Two vehicles pulled up to the site and Patrolman Jensen approached them. When he asked the driver of the first vehicle for identification a struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of Patrolman Jensen’s service revolver. Patrolman Jensen drew his backup weapon and shot the suspect, who also fired, fatally wounding Patrolman Jensen. Patrolman Jensen had been with the agency for 2.5 years.
A poem, written by Ray Goebel is displayed in the lobby of the police station and reads as follows:
“The Thin Blue Line”
Dedicated to: The Memory of “Gordon A. Jensen”
Patrolman Jensen is forever memorialized at the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial (Section 03, B, 09) and the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial (Section P62-W15). Below are the official websites to the memorial. You may click on the links to visit the site.