January 10, 1978 ~ January 18, 2019

Born in: Englewood, Colorado
Resided in: Greeley, Colorado

Jesse was born in Englewood, Colorado on January 10th, 1978 and passed away on January 18th, 2019 in Greeley, Colorado. He celebrated his 41st birthday a little more than a week prior to his death. At the time of his death, Jesse worked as a Deputy Sheriff with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, in Adams County, Colorado.

Jesse was a graduate of Arapahoe High School, Littleton, Colorado, class of 1997. During his High School years he was a Patrolman/Lieutenant at Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, Inc., in Littleton, Colorado (June 1993 – January 1997).

Jesse had an extensive military background, serving in multiple branches of the military over the course of his career. His military service started a few days after he graduated High School, when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1997. During his time with the United States Marine Corps, Jesse rose to the level of Sergeant (E-5). He served over 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, including a stint with a Marine Detachment on the USS George Washington (CVN-73) out of Norfolk, Virginia. Jesse was honorably discharged in March 2001. During his service with the United States Marine Corps, Jesse earned the following awards, medals and accommodations; Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, Certificate of Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Expert Badge 4th Award, Pistol Sharpshooter Badge.

From September 2001 through February 2002, Jesse attended the Colorado Sheriff’s Training Institute. After graduating from the Colorado Sheriff’s Training Institute, he worked as a police officer with the following agencies; Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Denver Police Department, Lafayette Police Department, and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

In March 2002, Jesse enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he served until February 2005. From July 2008 – March 2010, he was an International Police Adviser (IPA) at DynCorp International FZ LLC, in Baghdad, Iraq, where he helped train the Iraq Police Forces. Jesse re-enlisted as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard in March 2012, where he was active until March 2016.

From May 2013 – June 2016, Jesse worked as a Colorado P.O.S.T. Certified Deputy County Coroner/ Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator with the Adams County Government, in Adams County, Colorado.

On March 8th, 2016 Jesse transferred from the Army National Guard to the Air National Guard in Greeley, Colorado, where he was a Technical Sergeant (E-6) until the time of his death. He spent time with his Air National Guard unit just two weeks prior to his death. During his time with the Air National Guard, Jesse earned the following awards, medals and accommodations; National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Marksmanship Award Ribbon, Colorado National Guard Long Service Medal, Colorado National Guard Adjutant General Outstanding Unit Citation, Colorado National Guard State Emergency Service Ribbon. During the last few years of his life, as a Military Marksman, Jesse competed in Armed Forces Marksmanship Competitions, where he earned several medals.

Anyone who knew Jesse for more than a few hours, realized he was a fun-loving guy with an incredible sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing with his dogs and riding his Harley Davidson.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Sheila M. Constable, of Johnstown, Colorado; step-daughter, April L. Baker, of Aurora, Colorado; father, Roy W. Jenson, of Centennial, Colorado; mother, Vala J. Crail, of Moline, Illinois; brother, Dave Crail, of Denver, Colorado; sister, Mary Tucker and brother-in-law, Chris Tucker, of Las Vegas, Nevada; nephew, Dylan Tucker, of Las Vegas, Nevada; and his two Labrador Retrievers, Bailey and Angel.

Jesse was a kind and caring individual, who was quick to help someone in need. He would do anything for anyone, he was just that kind of a guy! Jesse loved his family and friends, his Country and his Brothers-and-Sisters-in-Blue, he represented and served each with pride, dignity, honor and respect. He was truly an American Hero, having spent his entire adult life serving and protecting the citizens of the United States of America, both at home and abroad. With the passing of Jesse Bennett Jenson, Heaven has a new “Badass Angel” with a very playful sense of humor. Jesse will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Rest in peace Jesse.

Memorial donations to help Jesse’s family may be made at www.coloradopolicefoundation.org/deputy-jesse-jensen-fund   OR   www.gofundme.com/jesse-b-jenson-memorial-fund

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 11am at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood. Committal Service will be Thursday, January 31, 2019, 10:30am at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver.

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Services

Funeral Service: January 30, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Denver First Church of the Nazarene
3800 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113

303-761-8370

Committal Service: January 31, 2019 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ft. Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235


Room: Staging Area "B"

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  1. Dear Roy and family!
    Our heart breaks with the loss of Jessie. He was an amazing individual who cared so much for his country and with helping and serving others. We have fond memories of him and our son playing together as young children and growing up to be the wonderful individual he was. May he rest in peace and may you and all his family find inspiration in the amazing life he lead. God bless Jessie and God bless all his family.

  2. Jesse this world will never be the same without you.
    Rest In Peace next to God. On earth there will be justice in your name.
    You have a super loving family ~ you are truly loved forever.
    God Bless and Rest In Peace kid!
    Tatiana, James, Julien, Lorenzo & Evan

  3. Vala, Roy, Essie, Mary, Tucker, Dylan and Dave….

    Y’all are all in my thoughts and prayers right now. There really are no words, no words to make you feel better, no words to explain the loss we are all suffering. Jesse was an incredible and amazing person who will be greatly missed! Thanks for letting him be such a huge part of my life! Everyone who knew Jesse will tell you how much of an impact he had on them! Such a huge loss..

  4. Dear Roy, Family & Friends!
    Our most heartfelt sympathy to all of you for the tragic loss of Jesse.
    He will always remain a true “Hero” in our hearts & we will miss him forever.
    Jesse, rest in peace & thank you for your service to our country & the world!

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of Jesse. He was a wonderful, brave, caring man, whose life was Service to others. He loved playing with his nephews, and going fishing with them. All of us in the family will miss Jesse.

  6. I will never forget your laugh, your smile, hearing you sing, and the memories that we shared. The world lost a good one. The joy you shared will never be forgotten. Love you Jess. Wishing your family comfort at this time.

  7. Roy & Vale, you both are our my thoughts and prayers. We hope you find your way through this difficult time.

    Semper Fi Marine

    Don & Conni

  8. Fred,Sandy & Cody Ward
    We are so sorry for the loss of Jesse, Wishing you all comfort at this time, Jesse was a great person and will be missed. Your in our heats and prayers.

  9. Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and the time we shared while working at Elbert County Sheriff’s office.

    • Dear Val,
      I just heard of Jesse’s death. What a tragedy! I will always remember Jesse as a fun filled kid in my 2nd. gr. class and you Val as a volunteer. You were both such a high light in that class room. Please know I am thinking of you and wish you peace Val. Life will never be the same, but peace to dear Jesse and to you also dear Val.
      Love , Bonnie Davis from Ames school.

  10. I think of you everyday. I remember when you came into this world and saw you take your last breathe out of this world. Looking forward to the next step into heaven to see you with the Angels. Love ya brother, David

  11. Sheila, Vala, Roy, Essie and families,
    May the Good Lord comfort you in this time of need. May He give you the assurances that the love you have for him will be with you a lifetime, and make you proud to have raised and lived with such a Hero who was a blessing to all who knew him. God bless you.

  12. Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss and am lifting you and The family up in prayer. It was an honor to work with both of you in Elbert. I saw Jess at the jail a few months ago, he gave me a huge bear hug. I am glad I was able to see and talk with him. He was a wonderful, funny and honorable man and he will truly be missed by all. I am so honored to have known him and he will never be forgotten. ????????????

  13. We are all so deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of Jesse. Our hearts are broken. We are with you heart and soul during this difficult time and always. May Jesse Rest In Peace with God????????❤️
    Sending Love, Brenda, Gary, Brianne, Hannah & Luke

  14. You will be missed my brother. May you be in heaven with our Lord, keeping the heavens safe. RIP my brother. You will be missed by all.

  15. My deepest sympathies go out to the family. This news is heartbreaking. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Deputy Jenson, Thank you for your time, service, commitment and humor in serving our country & community. You will be missed!
    Sirko Family

  16. My heart goes out to the family of deputy Jenson …I will always remember him laughing with all of us here a Adams County Detention Center in our medical unit. He always had our backs.
    May God continue to console your hearts

  17. Our family grieves with you for the loss of such a full of life man. It only takes a moment in time to lose the flicker of life. May God give you comfort and may your memories lift your aching heart. We are so sorry.

  18. Sheila, It was an Honor to be part of the celebration for Jesse, even though I didn’t know him, I feel that I did by the end of the day. Driving the Harley has given me many wonderful experiences and memories! I am a Retired Denver Firefighter and I drive an antique Fire Engine for Firefighters funerals as well. It is a 53 Seagrave that caught fire in 2013 and we spent many hundreds of hours restoring it to use it for Funerals. Again, I am so sorry for your loss, Jesse must have been a Great Man!

  19. Roy, Vala, David, Mary

    I am so sorry for your loss! I remember when Jesse was born. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him as he grew up. I do know that he came from a wonderful loving family. May he rest in peace.

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