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Officer Brent K. Jacobson | United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

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Brent K. Jacobson

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, January 12, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Idaho

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: One sentenced to death

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Officer Brent Jacobson was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two robbery suspects during a severe snow storm in Bonner County, Idaho. Officer Jacobson was experienced in tracking and cold-weather conditions. He and several local deputies set out for the suspects.

Officer Jacobson, who took the lead, spotted the suspects in an ambush and radioed to the other officers to take cover. He identified himself and was immediately engaged in a gunfight. One of the deputies was able to return fire and wound the suspects during the gunfight. Officer Jacobson was struck by gunfire and succumbed to his injuries.

Both suspects later surrendered. One was sentenced to death and the other was sentenced to life.

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice...Uncle.

BENJAMIN R. JACOBSON, Lt Col, USAF
United States Air Force
April 2, 2016

 

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