Detective Doug Jacobs, III

Detective Doug Jacobs, III

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 13, 2001

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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. The penalty phase was retried in 2021, and in October the suspect was sentenced to 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

ambush, noise complaint

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Thanks for your service Doug - and for being such a good man, husband and father - you are an example for us all to follow. Today, October 12, 2021 - another jury recommended DEATH for the idiot that killed you. But then again...you already knew that!

Chuck Griffitts
Retired LT - Friend

October 12, 2021

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