Detective Doug Jacobs, III

Detective Doug Jacobs, III

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 13, 2001

Doug Jacobs, III

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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 147

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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NEVER FORGOTTEN!
"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13
On Saturday, January 13, 2001, Detective Doug Jacobs, III of the Riverside California Police Department, made the ultimate sacrifice. Let’s keep Detective Jacobs and his family in our thoughts and prayers on this sad anniversary.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Department

January 13, 2018

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