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

Detective

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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My prayers for your family. You're name and story will never be forgotten and always remember in my heart. From a local resident, thank you for your service may our Lord continue providing love and strength to your family.

DST ARIAS
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September 20, 2017

 

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