OFFICER JIM JENSEN
TOUR: 4 years
E.O.W: March 13, 1996
Officer James Jensen was shot and killed by friendly fire during a high risk warrant service. The agency’s tactical team was serving a warrant on a house where three heavily armed drug-ring leaders were believed to be located.
Another officer, whose vision was obscured as the result of smoke from a Light, Sound Diversionary Device (LSDD), mistook Officer Jensen for an armed suspect and opened fire on him with a shotgun. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
Officer Jensen had served with the Oxnard Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
-Source: Officer Down Memorial Page