The Prince George’s County, Md. police department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Officer Thomas P. Jensen, 27, passed away Tues., March 9 as a result of injuries suffered while responding to an emergency call on February 27, 2010.
According to a department press release, 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 which caused his vehicle to crash into a telephone pole.
Officer Jensen was treated in the Intensive Care Unit at Prince George’s Hospital Center following the crash, and died there at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Officer Jensen was a five-year veteran of the department and was assigned to the Hyattsville District Station, Squad 22. He is the son of retired Sergeant Tom Jensen and leaves behind his wife of five months, Kristelle.
“Officer Jensen was a beloved member of our police family and his loss is a huge blow to all of us,” Chief Roberto Hylton said in a prepared statement. “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.”