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Cohasset police officer collapses and dies unexpectedly

Officer Mark Jenkins died Friday afternoon.

Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley announced Saturday that Officer Mark Jenkins died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday.

Cohasset Police Officer Mark Jenkins – Cohasset Police Department

Quigley said Jenkins was in Quincy with coworkers Friday afternoon when he collapsed. His coworkers initiated CPR, and both Quincy Emergency Services and Carney Hospital workers tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful, Quigley said.

Jenkins worked in the Criminal Investigation Division and worked as a police computer forensics expert for the Cohasset Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, Quigley said.

“While our hearts are filled with sorrow, they are also filled with love, as we help Mark’s wife and children with final arrangements. Please say a prayer for the Jenkins family,” Quigley wrote on Facebook.


Jenkins’s wake will take place on Wednesday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McDonald/Keohane Funeral Home at 809 Main St. in Weymouth. There will be a law enforcement walkthrough at 3:30 p.m., before the wake.

Jenkins’s funeral will take place Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Clare Parish at 1244 Liberty St. in Braintree.

This will be followed by a burial with full Coast Guard honors at St. Patrick’s Cemetery at 125 Central St. in Rockland.


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