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Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings

Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
1. Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Marker
It is not how this officer died that makes him a hero, it is how he lived.

Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings
Badge No. 80
Butte County Sheriff’s Office

On May 21, 1997 Deputy Randy Jennings became the first Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy to be murdered in the line of duty.

Deputy Jennings was 38 years old.

Randy was a member of the Special Incident Response Team, served as the Department Range Master and was named Officer of the Year for 1996.

For his action in this final call Deputy Jennings was posthumously awarded The Medal of Valor.

“Butte County 30 is 10-10”

Second Plaque:
Who was Randy Jennings?
Randy Jennings graduated Oroville High School, 1977, Butte College, AA, 1981, Simpson College, BA, 1984.

Joined Butte County Sheriff’s Office, 1988. Randy was a gentleman in the finest sense of the word. A gentleman who happened to wear a badge.

He would ask, “How are you?” and you knew he meant it! He not only expected a response, he would listen to it!

Randy had a consuming passion for motorcycle racing. It was a beloved obsession. The competition, the element of danger, the thrill of the race – there was something there that had Randy enthralled.
Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Marker, Second Memorial Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
2. Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Marker, Second Memorial Plaque

Erected 1999 by Citizens of Butte County.
Location. 39° 29.87′ N, 121° 34.793′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Oroville Dam Boulevard West, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Oroville Dam Boulevard West, Oroville CA 95965, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oroville Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oroville Chinese Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chinese Temple (approx. 1.5 miles away); Oroville Carnegie Library (approx. 1.5 miles away); Oroville Municipal Airport (approx. 1.6 miles away); Butte County Court House at Oroville (approx. 1.6 miles away); County Community Well (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oroville.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the southwest corner of the Randy Jennings Memorial Bridge over the Feather River. A duplicate monument is also located at the northeast corner.
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Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
3. Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 331 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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