Photo courtesy of

UCF Police Corporal Mario Jenkins was shot and killed in the line of duty on Saturday, September 24, 2005.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Jenkins was working at a UCF football game as a plain-clothed officer when he found himself in an altercation with a group of students outside of the Florida Citrus Bowl.


During the altercation, Jenkins’ service weapon discharged, alerting a nearby Orlando police officer.

The arriving Orlando police officer, unaware of Jenkins’ status as a plain-clothed officer, shot Jenkins three times, mortally wounding the 29-year-old.

Jenkins served three years with the UCF Police Department and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife and parents.

A statue which rests in front of the UCF Police Department commemorates Jenkins and all officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.