Chief Deputy Bobby Wayne Jacobs

Chief Deputy Bobby Wayne Jacobs

Knott County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 16, 2019

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Bobby Wayne Jacobs

Chief Deputy Bobby Jacobs suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after responding to assist at the scene of a barricaded subject who had threatened to kill law enforcement officers.

Another deputy had attempted to serve a warrant on the man, but he barricaded himself inside of his home. Chief Deputy Jacobs responded to the scene and the man was eventually taken into custody.

He reported to duty the following day and handled a call for service. He returned to the sheriff's office where he collapsed a short time later.

Chief Deputy Jacobs had served in law enforcement for 23 years. He is survived by his three daughters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 504

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 15, 2019

warrant service, barricade

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Chief Deputy Jacobs graces our Christmas tree every year thanks to the Honor Tree. God Bless his family. We all continue to hold the line for our brothers and sisters who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.

Officer Matthew Shirkey
Fergus Falls PD

December 3, 2021

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