Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Doug Jacobs, III

Riverside Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 13, 2001

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Reflections for Detective Doug Jacobs, III

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 11, 2013

Your sacrifice, at the hand of a coward, honors you, your department, your chosen vocation, your service, family and friends, your community and the larger law enforcement community. I pray that your family, colleagues, friends and community continue to heal, remember and honor you.

Now the community and your department must deal with another similar cowardly act resulting in the loss of one Riverside Officer and the serious wounding of another. My thoughts and prayers are with these most recent victims, their families and friends, the department and the community.

Continue to Rest in Peace - and welcome another Riverside hero in the next Life.

Retired Police Chief, Colorado
Former Riverside Resident

February 8, 2013

Brothers forever; you're always in my mind & heart!
We had good times together as young, LA cops.
We will see each other again someday!

Boat - Police Officer
Former LASD; PD now

February 5, 2013

Well Doug it is 12 years later. Watch C and available Watch B units formed up and drove to the cemetery where your family and friends were gathered. The units drove quietly with lights rotating - in a dignified and respectful tribute to you. There was one white dove near your grave - it stayed there the entire time we were there.

You would have pretty close to 18 years here now - and no doubt I would be working for you.

We all miss you my friend.

See you soon.

Love, Chuck and Michele Griffitts

Lieutenant Chuck Griffitts
Riverside Police Department

January 13, 2013

Doug it's been 12 years since you was taken from all of us! I'm most saddened for your beautiful daughter Rachel this past summer Rachel and Cheyenne was able to go on vacation together in myrtle beach S.C. I'm sure you was watching and smiling over them both. Since. My last reflection I have since been laid off and had to go in to corrections, however I only hope to someday return to the streets, and try to walk in the shadows of (HEROS) such as you.

Corrections officer
Odrc, step brother in law

January 13, 2013

Doug, I met your beautiful daughter Rachel and beautiful wife Tammy recently. They are beautiful souls, as I'm sure you were as well. You have been a big influence in my husband's life and you will never be forgotten. RIP Doug and please continue to watch over that precious not-so-little-anymore girl, Rachel.

Lori Tuttle

August 14, 2012

Thinking of you today. Nick is home on leave before he is deployed to Afghanistan. He took Rachel to the cemetary yesterday. That touched me. They are growing up. You are not forgotten and never will be. Love ALWAYS 193

Tammy Jacobs-Darby
Surviving Spouse

April 9, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Jacobs. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Well Doug. 11 years last Friday. The PD has changed tremendously but no one forgets who you are. I know if you were still here in body, I would be calling you boss. You had the world at your finger tips now you have the world in the palm of your hands. Thanks for keeping us safe throughout our daily lives.

Lieutenant Chuck Griffitts
Riverside Police Department

January 19, 2012


I found a memorial for you on the web, read your story. Read your reflections about you. I lost my dad in 1994 line of duty. Just wanted to say thank you and your family for the sacifice that you gave for us.

I kinda smile as after reading about you and some of the other officers, not in how you died, but in how you lived I am sure some place in heaven my father and you have a great patrol shift.

I could never express what I feel for you and all the other officers that gave you life to protect us. I just hope that the people of Riverside understand how much you gave up to make our community safe.

Thank you Doug, and your family for giving all you had to protect us. As the anniversary of your death approaches I pray for your family.


January 7, 2012

dear daddy ,
i just wanted to say i love you so much and miss you im sorry we didnt come see you on fathers day and i thought that this might make up for it i LOVE you so so so so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love,rachel <3

daughter of doug

July 18, 2011

As we are burying another falllen officer from a gunshot, I can't help but think of what a sad day it was when you were taken from us. Please know you will never be forgotten. Not even here in the Buckeye State. From what I understand you have another Buckeye fan that has joined you

Pam Sohn

January 7, 2011

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

July 14, 2010

Hey Doug, I don't know where the time has gone, but it has been 9 years already. Yesterday, 02/03/10, I rode in the funeral of Gilbert Police Lt. Eric Shuhandler, who was gunned down on a traffic stop. While leading the procession on my motor, somehow my thoughts turned to you and Deputy Randy Lutz. I was thinking about our Explorer days and started to laugh when I thought about the time you yelled at me for turning on the lights and siren on the black and white during one of our Explorer details. I also thought of all the good times we had in our "teenaged" years. As we arrived at the cemetery, my thoughts turned to your funeral at Harvest and thought about what a good person we lost that day and how we will never forget you brother.

Miss ya man

Motor Officer Chris Lee
Marana Police Traffic Unit (AZ)

February 4, 2010

Doug, can't believe it's been 9 years, We are thinking of
you and missing you today as we do everyday. I know you are so proud of Rachel, I'm sorry she has only got to know you through others but thankfull that she knows what a great person and dad you were. She also knows you will always be with her. Thank You for being you and I know you know the truth about everything what a HERO! Sorry we only had such a short time with you on earth, but very thankful for the impact you have on so many of us everyday.All our Love from us Buckeyes P.S. thanks for being with the Bucks this year @ the Rose Bowl.

Pam Sohn
in mother inlaw

January 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

Hi Doug,
January 13th has come around another year... eight years down the road. I think about you often and I am grateful for your time here on earth. You were an outstanding person with amazing character and a lot of talent. You seemed to excel at whatever task you put your mind to. From graduating first in the academy... to being an FTO... to being promoted to the position of Detective... If your life was not cut short, who knows where you would be today... (although, there are not many positions that out rank guardian angel). I want you and your family to know that you are missed... you are appreciated... and you will Never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace...


January 14, 2009

Hey Rachel. RIP to your dad. Just wanted to say hi.


Friend From COPS and son of P.O. Scott Wertz E.O.W. 8-6-06

January 9, 2009

The Eighth Anniversary (sic) of that fateful day is approaching.

You are NOT forgotten.

Semper Fi,
"Major Pain"

M. B. Parlor

January 1, 2009

RIP.You are not forgotten.


November 19, 2008

Doug,I never really had the opportunity to know you as well as i wish i could have,i dont even know tammy like i wish i did. However I have been a police officer in ohio for about three years now, and read youre reflections almost every day just to serve as a reminder that although sometimes our job requires the altimate sacrifice it is a calling and is not one that can go unanswered. I see pictures of rachel on occasion, she is so beautiful and you should be so proud of her. even though our time together here was very brief i still feel it is you in part that has brought me to where i am today.Im sory for taking so long to leave this message (But you know cops and talking about feelings) Thank you for youre influence and sacrifice.

Sgt. Jeremy Tuttle
Lynchburg P.D. Ohio step brother n law

October 4, 2008

hey Rachel just wanted to say hi to your family and you sorry about your dad.see ya in CAMP!!!!!!!!!!!! see ya!!!!!!!!!!!!

Josh wertz
friend of Rachel from COPS

May 29, 2008

Today would have been your 38th bday! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,,Happy Birthday dear Daddy,,, Happy Birthday to you. We miss you and wish you were here to celebrate your special day. Do you actually read these or see these from Heaven daddy? I wonder if youre my Guardian Angel and follow me everywhere. I ask mommy alot of questions about what you know about me. I feel safe when I think that your my Guardian Angel. And you know Im sick, so back to bed I go. I love you daddy, rachel and mommy

Tammy Jacobs-Darby and Rachel Jacobs
wife and daughter

February 12, 2008

Yes, that was Dougs' daughter. She talks about that ride often and asks when we attend local events if she will get to take a ride on a "big motorcycle" again! She will be in DC again this May with the hopes of getting another ride at that "great picnic in the park". We hope to see you there! She will turn 8 on May 27 this year, and is having a hard time with her dads murder. She was only 7 months old at the time he was shot and killed, and is now experiencing the pain of "not knowing him". She is really looking forward to the trip and going with the other C.O.P.S. kids to their activities.. Thank you for your kind words, they mean alot. I am very proud of her.

Tammy Jacobs-Darby

February 9, 2008

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