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Lance Corporal Jacob Ham, Jr. | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Lance Corporal

Jacob Ham, Jr.

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, February 8, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 2/8/1998

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Lance Corporal Ham suffered a fatal heart attack while making a traffic stop in which the suspect resisted arrest.

After a short foot chase, Corporal Ham arrested the suspect and returned him to the patrol car, where he suffered the heart attack. Corporal Ham had called for backup, but suffered the heart attack before it arrived.
Corporal Ham is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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On this day 25 years ago, the Friday before Thanksgiving, Jacob and I, along with 53 others graduated the academy. Ass the song says, all gave some yet Jacob gave all!

You are not forgotten my friend.

Trooper M.A. Lazar
SCHP
November 22, 2013

 

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