Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 147
Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm
Offender: Sentenced to death
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.