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Detective Doug Jacobs, III | Riverside Police Department, California Riverside Police Department, California


Doug Jacobs, III

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, January 13, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 147

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Detective Doug Jacobs was shot and killed when he was ambushed after he and another officer responded to a noise complaint on a Saturday afternoon.

Detective Jacobs and the other officer were interviewing two of the individuals, a mother and son, on an outside staircase when a second son exited the residence and opened fire on them with a 9 mm handgun. One of the two rounds struck Detective Jacobs in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect re-entered the residence and attempted to load a rifle, which jammed, and then surrendered moments later. The suspect was convicted of several charges, including the murder of Detective Jacobs, and the jury recommended a sentence of death.

Detective Jacobs had been employed with the Riverside Police Department for five years, and is survived by his wife, six-month-old daughter, and ten-year-old stepson.

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Fifteen years ago, January 13, 2001, Detective Doug Jacobs, III of the Riverside Police Department, California was murdered after he and another officer responded to a noise complaint. The name of the useless coward who took his life is inconsequential. What is of consequence is the way that Det. Jacobs lived. He was a loving husband and father. He was a hardworking and dedicated Police Officer, a credit to his family and his community. Please keep Det. Jacobs, his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:4

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Ploice Department
January 13, 2016


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