|Main Character: Miami|
|Family||Tracy Cardoza (Wife;deceased)|
|Rank||CSI: Level 2|
|Portrayed By||Eddie Cibrian|
|First Appearance||Out of Time|
Jesse is portrayed as a great cop who is respected by the rest of the team. He is very well-liked by the other characters because of his good-natured and laid-back persona, and he often will do the "dirty jobs' when necessary. He also is shown to have a good eye for detail, and is friends with the entire team.
Skills and Abilities
Jesse is shown to have an extraordinarily good eye for detail, and he seems to always be prepared for dangerous situations, which is proven when he tranquilizes a bear that is chasing Ryan and Walter, or when he disarms a bomb that is about to explode. He also can climb easily and is a good marksman,
In 1997, Cardoza left the Miami-Dade Police Department, transferring to LA following the conclusion of a case which led to Horatio Caine becoming lead CSI.
Jesse returned in 2009 to become a member of Caine's team and to pursue a killer who escaped from LA. In the finale, Jesse fell to the floor after being poisoned by halon gas that spread all over the crime lab.
Picking up where Season 8 left off, Jesse died when adding to being posioned by the gas, his head was struck by a piece of glass from the LCS screen on a digital camera.
Horatio Caine: Jesse worked in the Miami Police Department for some time before his transfer to LA, thus he had known Horatio and was very close to him. He was key help to Horatio in helping solve a murder in 1997
Tim Speedle: Jesse had known Speed prior to his departure from Miami and would reccomend him to Horatio's new CSI team.
Walter Simmons: Both Jesse and Walter had a very close friendship with each other and had been known to play basketball together more than once.