Park Ranger Karl A. Jacobson

Park Ranger Karl A. Jacobson

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, November 11, 1938

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Karl A. Jacobson

Park Ranger Karl Jacobson was shot and killed while searching for poachers in the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park, Maine. After exiting his patrol car he was struck in the abdomen by rifle fire.

A suspect was apprehended and claimed he mistook Ranger Jacobson for game. The suspect was found guilty and sentenced to one day in jail due to his old age and mental state.

Ranger Jacobson's wife was accompanying him at the time of the incident.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Maine
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to one day

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


United States Border Patrol

November 11, 2018

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