Prohibition Officer Wilbur F. Jacobs

Prohibition Officer Wilbur F. Jacobs

Seven Mile Village Prohibition Enforcement, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 25, 1925

Wilbur F. Jacobs

Prohibition Officer Wilbur Jacobs was shot and killed while participating in a liquor raid in Coke Otto (modern-day New Miami). Officer Jacobs was shot once in the head during the raid.

The subject who shot him was convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, 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 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 25, 2018

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