Police Officer III Allen Lee Jacobs

Police Officer III Allen Lee Jacobs

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 18, 2016

Allen Lee Jacobs

Police Officer Allen Lee Jacobs was shot multiple times as he and other Community Response Team officers attempted to interview a known gang member at a home near Rebecca Street and Ackley Road, in the Nicholtown neighborhood.

When the subject saw the officers he fled on foot onto a wooded path with officers in pursuit. He was chased into the backyard of a home where he fatally shot Officer Jacobs. He was able to continue fleeing but encountered other officers who had created a perimeter. He committed suicide before he could be taken into custody.

Other officers rendered aid to Officer Jacobs, who was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Jacobs was a decorated United States Army veteran and served with the Greenville Police Department for 4-1/2 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and two sons, and his parents and one sister.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 32
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

gang member

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Sorry it's taken this long to write. It doesn't seem that long ago we both served in the 82nd together. Brother, it was a honor to know you. Till we meet again.

Officer Chris Borghi
Grand Prairie police

June 30, 2017

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