Deputy Sheriff James Cleveland Jacobs

Deputy Sheriff James Cleveland Jacobs

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, September 14, 1922

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James Cleveland Jacobs

Deputy Jacobs was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for stealing a pair of pants. Deputy Jacobs located the man at his home and went to the front door. As he stood at the front door the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Jacobs in the chest.

The suspect was arrested and convicted of the murder. He was sentenced to death and later hanged. His hanging was the only hanging in Seminole County history.

He was survived by his wife.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed


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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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