Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # 447
Offender: Shot and killed
Police Officer Jake Grossnickle was shot and killed in an ambush as he arrived for work at the 3rd District Headquarters located at 2013 West Third Street.
He and another officer were walking through the department's parking lot towards the back door when a man exited a stolen delivery truck and opened fire on both officers. Officer Grossnickle was struck and killed instantly.
The other officer was shot in the jaw but was able to return fire and killed the suspect.
Officer Grossnickle's father served as a homicide detective for the agency and responded to the shooting scene. Both officers had graduated from the academy only 3 months prior to the incident.