Patrolman William Beverly Jacobs

Patrolman William Beverly Jacobs

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, November 14, 1941

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William Beverly Jacobs

Patrolman William Jacobs was shot and killed with his own weapon as he attempted to arrest a man who had crashed a dance. During the arrest Patrolman Jacobs shot and wounded the man, who then fled but returned, snuck up behind Patrolman Jacobs, and stole his weapon. He then shot and killed Patrolman Jacobs. The suspect was apprehended and executed in 1942.

Patrolman Jacobs had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 169

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1942

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Patrolman Jacobs,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shreveport. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 14, 2021

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