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Mckay Christensen Jewkes
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1930
Castle Dale
Emery County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1959
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

McKay was the son of Fred Cox Jewkes and Kirsten Elnora Christensen. (Family photo on right.) He married Carole Turnquist on 18 Dec 1953. .

"In Honor of those who gave their Lives to Protect Others."
Deputy McKay C. Jewkes
June 28, 1959

"Mac" Jewkes was twenty-eight years old when his short life suddenly ended in the twisted wreckage of his patrol car. On June 28th, 1959, Mac was apparently attempting to stop a traffic violator when he entered the intersection of 6400 South State Street against the light and was involved in a collision with another vehicle. Deputy Jewkes was pinned in the wreckage for twenty-five minutes, but he had died instantly. The patrol car had travelled two hundred and six feet before coming to a stop.
Mac Jewkes has worked for the Sheriff's Office only five months. Deputy Sheriff McKay C. Jewkes left behind a young wife and a fifteen-month-old son.

Deputy McKay C. Jewkes
Died on June 28, 1959

Age 28
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office
Accidental: Multiple Vehicle Accident

Deputy Jewkes died in a traffic crash in Salt Lake County. The 28-year-old victim was driving a marked patrol unit northbound on State Street apparently in pursuit of a traffic violator. Witnesses reported that the patrol vehicle's emergency equipment was operating as it entered the intersection at 6400 South against a red light. A second vehicle traveling eastbound entered the intersection and collided with the patrol car before striking a third vehicle that burst into flames. The driver of the second vehicle was critically injured. Deputy Jewkes died instantly. The two-year veteran of law enforcement was married and the father of a son. He is buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Salt Lake County. His bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by the citizens of Salt Lake County.

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  Fred Cox Jewkes (1907 - 2000)
  Kirsten Elnora Christensen Jewkes (1907 - 1981)
Elysian Burial Gardens
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Record added: May 20, 2009
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Mckay Christensen Jewkes
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Mckay Christensen Jewkes
Added by: Sunflower Lady
Mckay Christensen Jewkes
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