Law Enforcement Support

Sergeant Chris Jenkins

March 2023 Mission Moment
Sergeant Chris Jenkins
Loudon Cunty Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee

On February 3, 2022, Sergeant Chris Jenkins was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while attempting to move a ladder from I-75 near mile marker 74 in Loudon County, Tennessee.

The ladder had fallen off the back of a utility truck and had created a traffic hazard on the interstate. Sergeant Jenkins had brought traffic to a stop with a rolling roadblock and then exited his vehicle to remove the ladder. An oncoming tractor-trailer was unable to stop and struck Sergeant Jenkins, his cruiser, and several other vehicles.

The vehicle that dropped the ladder never stopped. The driver of the truck that struck him was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, two counts of reckless endangerment, DUI, simple possession of narcotics, possession of a handgun under the influence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sergeant Jenkins was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his son, daughter, mom, fiancée, fiancée’s two daughters, sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews. His son also serves as a deputy with the agency.

Sergeant Jenkins was a first cousin of Deputy Sheriff Jason Scott, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 12th, 2004, while also serving with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office.

Heather Estudillo

MADD Services to Victims and First Responders

Heather Estudillo

MADD National Director of Victim Services

When many people think of MADD, they think of us as a legislative powerhouse, a coalition of passionate people working together with law enforcement and other community partners to prevent these awful crimes from happening.  What’s surprising to most, is that we offer free robust case management services to victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes throughout the US.

MADD offers a 24-Hour Helpline for victims and survivors to have someone to talk to and to seek answers to some of the many questions that bubble up after a crash.  It’s also important to note, that same Helpline is available for our dedicated first responders who put their lives on the line everyday as they respond to dangerous calls.  MADD recognizes and seeks to honor our partners who see the aftermath of these crashes and provide support them as well.  If you are reading this and want to connect a victim to services or just have questions yourself, please feel free to reach out to the Helpline at 1-877-623-3435 (1-877-MADD-HELP).

In addition, one of the resources that we have developed through the years is an online brochure for first responders.   What we have heard from many first responders is that sometimes these crashes live with you.  When you continue with your work or go home at the end of your shift, sometimes that trauma comes to the surface.   The brochure is filled with information about what that can look like, and what might be available to help when you are feeling that impact.  I’d encourage you to take a look or share with coworker (even if they never outwardly show that impact).

Thank you for what you every day!  Your prevention efforts and response efforts after a crash is hugely important and impact many lives.  You are appreciated.

Corporal Philip Sumrow and K9 Yale

March 2023 Officer of the Month
Corporal Philip Sumrow
Jesup Police Department, Georgia

Madd proudly recognizes Corporal Philip Sumrow of the Jesup Police Department as our Officer of the Month for March 2023. Corporal Sumrow has been with the Jesup Police Department for five years.  He has a passion for traffic safety, impaired driving enforcement and education.

Corporal Sumrow has made DUI enforcement a priority in the City of Jesup.  He is currently assigned to the Jesup Police Department Traffic Team.  Corporal Sumrow is very dedicated to working traffic and getting impaired drivers off the roadway.  He made 64 DUI arrests in 2022.

Corporal Sumrow and K9 Yale also assisted the Jesup/Wayne County Tactical Narcotics Team with two significant drug investigations this year.  The investigations resulted in nine pounds of methamphetamine being taken off the streets. MADD National is proud to recognize Corporal Philip Sumrow as the March 2023 Officer of the Month. We thank him for his dedicated service to the citizen of Jesup and the State of Georgia. We wish him the best in safety and wellness in the remaining years of his career and service. 

Madd Thanks Captain Chris Hamilton, Corporal Sumrow's commanding officer, for nomination him for this recognition.   

MADD extends our deepest condolences to the agencies and families who have lost officers and loved ones in the line of duty

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