Detective Harold A. Jacob

Detective Harold A. Jacob

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 18, 1967

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Harold A. Jacob

Detective Jacob suffered a fatal heart attack during a stressful situation while on duty one afternoon at W. 35th Street in New York City. He was assigned to the Safe Loft and Burglary Unit.

He was survived by his wife, four sons, and one daughter.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 180

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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SAFE, LOFT & BURGLARY SQUAD. Formally an elite NYPD unit, that sadly few New York City cops even know about. What a shame. These detectives were the best of the best! An Harold Jacob was one of them. The unit was changed to the SAFE, LOFT & TRUCK SQUAD and disbanded in 1994. John Gotti got his first pinch from this unit. It is a shame the current members of the NYPD are not taught, or at least given some information on this great unit.

Jon Felz
NYPD / Harold Jacob was my uncle I'm proud to say.

March 3, 2021

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