Dep. Randal E. Jennings
Butte County Sheriff's Department
Date of Birth: January 22, 1959.
Date of Appointment: January 5, 1991
End of Watch: May 21, 1997
Deputy Jennings was shot and killed after being involved in a gun fight with a domestic dispute suspect. Deputy Jennings had responded to a 911 call in which a man was beating his wife. Upon arrival a gun battle ensued in a dark field and Deputy Jennings was struck five times, twice in the neck, once in the wrist, and two shots were stopped by his vest. He was able to return fire and kill the perp with one shot.
Deputy Jennings is survived by his wife Terry, also a police officer, and his stepson. He also leaves an only brother Allen "Arnie" Jennings a policeman, and a loving mother Carleen Jennings.
We wanted to dedicate this page in memory of our son-in-laws only brother, killed a little over a year ago.
Allen, and our daughter Robbie Kellogg Jennings have three young boys,Spencer 8, David 5, and Hunter 4, three of our five grandchildren.
Uncle Randy was the world to them, he is sorely missed. They will never be able to have one of his big bear hugs, or go camping and "snipe" hunting, laughing at his ghost stories not really knowing how real they were! They had wonderful times at Uncle Randy and Aunt Terry's home, swimming and barbecues.
Arnie, will forever miss planning their long ol' hunting trips and arguing over the 49er picks. They loved each other dearly and were best-friends. Their father died when they were little boys and Randy was always the "Big" brother, looked up to, and admired.
Carleen, their mother raised her sons wonderfully, remained a widow and Randy was her first son. Only another mother could know the pain she has gone through in suffering his loss. She will forever miss seeing him coming through her door saying, "Ok Mom, what needs fixing? Give me a Hug!"
Robbie, our daughter, and Randy's sister-in-law, will always miss his "brotherly advice" and wonderful closeness she had always had with him.
Randy was very blessed, with so many friends everywhere. He would want everyone to know he is with His Lord and at peace.
We will all miss you so, Go with God.
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