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MY TURN: Honoring a fallen trooper

WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith
Calvin Jenks and wife, Sarah Beth Calvin Jenks and wife, Sarah Beth

I'd like to pay tribute to Calvin Jenks.

Mr. Jenks was the Tennessee State Trooper who was shot to death last weekend by suspects allegedly running drugs in Tipton County.

By all accounts, Calvin Jenks was exactly the kind of person we would want to go to into law enforcement. His colleagues say that he was inspired by his grandfather who was also a state trooper and they say Calvin Jenks loved what he was doing.

The Christmas pictures of Mr. Jenks and his new wife, Sarah Beth, are heartbreaking.  We can only imagine the wonderful times that were ahead for them.

The minister who presided at his funeral said that if any good can come out of this tragedy, it's to remind us to thank the men and women who work hard and pay the price so that we can go about our daily lives.

So yes, thank you to all of them and especially to the family of Calvin Jenks.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this editorial or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 901-726-0546.

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