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Patrolman George Ellis Jacobs | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas


George Ellis Jacobs

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, January 14, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 277

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Jacobs was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a local store. Patrolman Jacobs was unaware that the robbery was taking place and was shot once in the head as he pulled into the store's parking lot. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Jacobs had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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George was my uncle. He and my older sister was born the same year. So he was more like a brother to me than an uncle. When we lost him, my children were 6 and 4. My husband had joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1967, having only served 6 years. My father had served in Bexar County as a deputy for many years. The loss all of our Jacobs Family suffered was multi-pronged and deep. I think of his widow, her children Mechelle and Vince often. They were so very young. How they bravely moved ahead is remarkable. God bless all who serve and protect.

Peggy Cuny
Niece of George Ellis Jacobs
September 9, 2015


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