Russell joined the Lakeville Police Department in 1956, according to Sun Thisweek. He patrolled downtown Lakeville on foot and knew the business owners there.
When he retired in 1986, the city named a park after him: James Jensen Park.
”He liked to show it to people,” Jensen's brother, Vernon Jensen, told Sun Thisweek. “Friends would come to town and he always liked to take them there to the park.”
Jensen is preceded in death in 2004 by his wife of 57 years. He is survived by his daughter, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Read his obituary on White Funeral Homes.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Avenue in Lakeville.
Visitation is on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Trail in Lakeville. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to Mass.
Internment will be at All Saints Cementary.
Memorials can be donated to the Lakeville Police Chaplaincy Service or the donor's choice.