Thursday, March 11, 2010

Police Department Mourns Loss of Officer After Traffic Crash

Contact: Prince George's County Police Department - 301-772-4710

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department is mourning the loss of Police Officer First Class Thomas P. Jensen, who died on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Prince George’s Hospital Center after courageously battling injuries he received while responding to an emergency call on February 27, 2010.

Officer Jensen, 27, was a five year veteran of the police department assigned to the Hyattsville District Station, Squad 22. Officer Jensen was critically injured while responding to a call to assist the fire department with a disorderly person reportedly under the influence of PCP. He struck a sheet of black ice on Baltimore Avenue at Greenbelt Road in College Park at 6:55 a.m. on February 27th causing his vehicle to crash into a telephone pole.
Officer Jensen had been treated in the Intensive Care Unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center since the crash. He died last night from injuries he received in the crash at approximately 9:30 p.m. “Officer Jensen was a beloved member of our police family and his loss is a huge blow to all of us,” stated Chief of Police Roberto Hylton. “I worked with Officer Jensen’s father and remember when Officer Jensen was born. This loss is made all the more difficult because of the close ties with the Jensen family. Officer Jensen grew up in Prince George’s County; he is truly one of our own.”

Officer Jensen is the son of retired Sergeant Tom Jensen and leaves behind his wife of five months, Kristelle. Information on funeral arrangements are as follows:
Information on funeral arrangements are as follows:
Sunday, March 14, 2010
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Evans Funeral Home
16000Annapolis Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715
Monday, March 15, 2010
10 a.m.
Riverdale Baptist Church
1177 Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Interment immediately following:
Lakemont Memorial Gardens
900 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035
FOP Lodge #89
2905 Old Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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