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'Captain' C.W. Jensen?

One thing that I've always wondered about is whenever "Captain" C.W. Jensen is on camera he never wears captains bars on his uniform and sometimes even wears a different badge in each episode or even in different "interviews" in the same episode. What's up with that?

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Dude, all I notice is that he has the weirdest staring eyes I've ever seen!

Google search him and you'll discover he was busted by the cops for a hainously minor crime in 2002 or 2003. It's kind of funny. He was like claiming back too much on his lunch allowance or something and got fired! I imagine he went on the run with his incriminating pack of doenuts, only for old-guy-jeans-sporting Sherriff John Bunnell (retired) to persue this 'reckless renegade' down some Georgia suburb in a tank.

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LOL!... he looks like Mahoney from the Police Academy movies... on crack.

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HAHAHAHAHA
U are right
He does look like Mahoney from the Police Academy movies

Better packin' one not needin' it rather being in deep *beep* not havin' it

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I just used google and it seems that good old C.W. is a real estate salesman these days. :D

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You forgot to mention his plastic hair and spray on tan.

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Jensen used to work for Portland (Ore.) police before being dismissed for turning in fake meal receipts totaling $150 back in 1999.

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He turned them in, and realized they were a mistake, tried to go back and fix the mistake and was told to "not worry about it" so he didn't, and look where it got him.

and the uniform is a fake one, as he can't wear a real one, unless he is on a show strictly as a rep for the portland police department, he wasn't...so he wore a fake uniform, as requested by producers.

I think ol John B is the scary one. I read that after WWPC creator, Paul Stojanovich died, he attempted to convince Paul's two sons to let him be their money manager. Meaning, he would have been managing MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of dollars. I think the boys were correct in refusing his...generous offer. haha.

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he retired from the portland police dept as a captain. according to wiki

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for dirtymac-1, I think he looks more like Proctor

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Captain Jensen did the very first Pre-Bunnell Worlds Scariest Police Chases 1997 in his Portland uniform. But he was having a pissing match with the crazy police chief Charles Moose ( who vanished into oblivion after the DC sniper shootings)
So the folks at WWPV had to get a uniform for him everytime he went down to LA to shoot an episode.

Good observation. One of the little newspapers here in town mentioned it years ago in a little blurb.

He did get jammed up over a minor error on an expense report he and the city fought and ultimately Jensen retired from the police department as a Captain with a monetary settlement from the city. Jensen was well known in Portland as a high profile homicide detective and the police spokesman. He even killed an armed robber.

I live in Portland and see him around on local news programs frequently. He was a TV reporter here for a couple years after he retired. Now he is the crime expert for a TV station and a radio station. I have also seen him on the Maury Povich show when they have police videos. So it seems he is doing just fine.

Some say appointed "sheriff" bunnel lost his 1996 election bid due to allegations in the local paper about possible drug use and being too close to some of his female informants when he worked narcotics. Also allegedly took a reserve deputy to Hawaii on the counties dime or some such rumour of adultry on duty. Lucky that isnt on Gooogle.

There is always something interesting. But I admit I like to watch the show.


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Crime Specialist - Wednesdays at 5:20 and 7:20am

Retired Captain C.W. Jensen spent more than two decades with the Portland Police Bureau. C.W. spent time working as a hostage negotiator, homicide detective and appropriately, the departments public information officer.

He has appeared on a number of local and national televison shows as a police expert and now brings that knowledge to KXL.

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He wrote this article about shooting people. So thats my 3 cents about the guy.

‘It’s shocking — it’s not like TV’
MY VIEW • Former cop knows only too well how it feels to shoot someone
By C.W. JENSEN Issue date: Tue, Dec 14, 2004
The Tribune
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I read the article by Jim Redden (Shot, handcuffed; who helps? Dec. 7), and was disappointed. Based on my career as a cop, I’d like to offer the following:
When I was a young cop, another officer and I shot and killed a crook who, at knifepoint, had taken an innocent man hostage. In the seconds following our gunshots, I remember a couple of things: the smell of gunpowder, and being totally stunned by what had happened.
I remember screaming to my partner to make sure the hostage was OK. The frightened man was fine, and jumped up and hugged us.
I don’t remember if my revolver was still in my hand.
Another officer began to cry. I wandered around in an awkward circle, unsure of what to do.
But there is one thing I didn’t do. I didn’t check the suspect for first aid — didn’t even think about it for a second. I wasn’t a medical examiner, but I had seen dead people before. I called for an ambulance and waited.
Many times police shootings leave more questions than answers. And the Portland Tribune story quoted people who questioned the officers’ actions after they shot.
Police officials struggle to explain shootings, but since most cops have never had to kill, they are often at a loss for words.
So let me answer the questions of computer programmer Jack Korri and the others quoted in the story. It’s awful. It’s shocking. It’s not like TV.
We’ve all heard of “fight or flight.” It’s an innate human response to danger. For most people, flight is the preferred option. For cops, fight is part of the job.
During a deadly force incident (sounds so clinical, doesn’t it?), when you are about to shoot someone, your body changes. You get tunnel vision, your hearing can get better or worse, adrenaline dumps into your veins, time can slow down or speed up. And most of all, you get very scared that you will die or someone else will die, and it is all up to you.
While I don’t know how stressful programming a computer is, I’m going to guess it’s more stressful to shoot a bad guy.
So trust me on this one. After a shooting, officers are doing the best they can. They are dealing with physiological and emotional responses they’ve never imagined. They are trying to make sure that innocent people are safe. They are thanking God they’re safe or praying for the ambulance to come because they have been shot and are bleeding.
Being a street cop means playing a bizarre lottery every night. The overwhelming chance is that you will never have to pull that trigger, but you never know when you’ll pick the wrong number and be called to make a life-or-death decision.
I live every day with the memory of that experience almost 20 years ago. And other cops who have had to shoot someone tell me they feel the same way.
The officers involved in the recent shootings did a much better job than I did those many years ago. They fought through the shock and tried to help the suspects whose last moment on Earth was spent trying to kill them.
So do me a favor: First, thank God you don’t have the awesome and sometimes deadly responsibility that comes when you pin on a badge and holster your weapon. Then give the cops who do the benefit of the doubt. They are doing the best they can in a moment of time you never want to be a part of.
C.W. Jensen was a member of the Portland Police Bureau from 1978 until this year. For several years, he was a homicide detective and investigated a number of officer-involved shootings. He lives in Northwest Portland.

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'Captain' C.W. Jensen?

He so does!
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