Prohibition Officer Wilber F. Jacobs

Prohibition Officer Wilber F. Jacobs

Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, June 20, 1925

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Wilber F. Jacobs

Prohibition Officer Wilber Jacobs was shot and killed while participating in a liquor raid in Coke Otto (modern-day New Miami).

During the raid, Officer Jacobs was shot once in the head.

Five days later, the subject was apprehended in Brooksville, Indiana. The subject, age 30, who shot him, was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison on July 1, 1966.

Prohibition Officer Jacobs had also served as Wayne Township Constable, Butler, Ohio, and as a Court deputy for three and a half years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

He is buried in Miltonville Cemetery, Butler County, Ohio.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

alcohol violation, Raid

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Prohibition Officer Wilbur F. Jacobs of the Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 25, 2023

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