Position: Director of NCIS
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds
Jennifer “Jenny” Shepard was the first woman to ever serve as NCIS Director, and she succeeded Director Thomas Morrow following his resignation after Caitlin Todd’s death. Her hard work, dedication, and stern oversight made the NCIS team stronger.
While attending NCIS Special Agent William Decker’s funeral in Los Angeles, she realized Decker’s death was most likely the result of murder, and not natural causes, as they’d initially thought. Determined to find those responsible for his death, she contacted Mike Franks and headed out to a diner in the Mojave Desert where she hoped to find Decker’s killer.
Shepard died in the diner after a gunfight with four assassins. Her death had a huge impact on Gibbs, as the two were romantically involved years earlier.