Patrolman William Beverly Jacobs

Patrolman William Beverly Jacobs

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, November 14, 1941

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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I think of you often. I look forward to your daughter driving by my house and speakiing to me, although it's not at often as i like. She is such a wonderful woman. I spoke with your great-granddaughter a few weeks ago and felt the same admiration. You would be so proud how beautiful they are. Be assured, that you are not are a hero to many! Your legacy is much to be proud of!

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October 28, 2012

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