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

A couple of years ago I attended a COPS picnic for the suvivors of fallen officers as a member of the Blue Knights. This was the first I had participated in one of these functions.

We were there and enjoying the activity when we started giving the suvivors rides on the motorcycles. I had the honor to have a little girl who I think was Detective Jacobs daughter ride with me.

When we finished the ride she presented me with a badge and said this was my Daddy's badge.

This little girl in her tender kindness gave me a gift that I will never forget in presenting me with this badge.

She should be maybe 7 or 8 now and her mother should be proud of the kindness and strength this little girl has been given by her fallen father and mother.

I just wanted to thank her for the gift she gave me and let her know that the little bagde she gave me is always with me. Along with the memory of that beautiful, kind and innocent face.

Thank you for you memory and your sacrifice.

Officer Calvin Adkins
Grandview Heights Police

January 28, 2008

Doug,
I can't believe it has been seven years since you were taken from us. I know you are still with us in so many ways, I only wish you were able to enjoy Rachel the way we all do . She is such a blessing, but how could she not be. Tammy is doing well and I am just as proud of her. It has been tough but like so many others in this crazy world we are survivors I know it has been with the help of God and all of you angels in blue. Jeremy is now a full time officer for the Lynchburg P.D. here in Ohio I know he got his inspiration from you. I just want you to know that in the short time we had you in our lives how much we came to Love and Respect You. I know we will all see you again someday. Untill then Thanks for being with us and keeping us safe and going in the right direction. All My Love
Pam Sohn
Mother-in-law in Ohio


mother in-law

January 12, 2008

We love and miss you Doug! I think about you always and thank God that our family had the little time that we did. I sure wish that you could be here to hold your new nephew, he is absolutely adorable!

We Love You!
Lee, Tara, Cassie and Cody

Tara
Sister

January 12, 2008

Daddy, I wish you were here to hold me and play with me. I think about what it would be like to have you here with me. I am mad because everyone else knows you and I dont. Im doing very good in school, you would be proud of my grades. I went to C.O.P.S. kids camp last summer for the first time. I caught a 4 inch blue gill..you would be proud of me. I sang last year at the Riv Co Memorial. I am singing Sunday in church and dedicating it to you. We are going out to lunch and then to the cemetary to see you and take flowers. I am going to DC this year and plan on going to kids camp again. I love you daddy...Rachel

Rachel Jacobs
Daughter of Det Jacobs

January 11, 2008

Dad, I miss you alot. I wish you were here to see Rachel and how beautiful she is growing up to be. I miss camping with you, having someone to play video games with, I miss your delish cooking.....gosh I could go on and on. But most of all I miss you. I love you Dad, Nick

Nicholas Sohn
Son of Det Jacobs

January 11, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, N H

January 4, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 20, 2007

Doug,

I was in DC last week for the National Memorial. I visited your name and reflected on all the good times we had together. I bought a Doug Jacobs shirt from ODMP. I had to replace it with the original shirt because the old one was so tattered. I will continue to wear it proudly. I still vividly remember all those times we hung out after work at your house off Streeter. You were a great friend to me and I appreciate you as a cop, a friend and a great human being. I miss you brother.

Police Officer Cameron Farrand
Riverside Police Department

May 24, 2007

I wanted your family to know a little bit more about you. I am sure it will not be news to them but here it goes. I once responded to a fight involving a Deputy and inmate in the clinic of MCJ. Out of all the deputies who responded and got involved, Doug was the only one who impressed me with his ability to handle a situation. He immediately took control and handled the inmate quite well. Unfortunately, somehow the force which was used got blown out of proportion by civilian bystanders. Before we even had a chance to report it (as the inmate required 4 point restraints)and we were in the process of handling that, three of us got called out to the Watch Commander to explain. Doug was the O.G. of the three of us, as us other two were boots (new Deputies). Myself and the other deputy who I will call "Vegas" were scared to death thinking we screwed up somehow. We knew the Watch Commander was peeved as we could hear his yelling through the closed door. Doug was able to calmly walk into that office and converse with the WC about what actually occurred. Everything turned out fine, as we did nothing wrong, but that didn't stop us boots from being scared of what was going to happen. The whole time Doug told us not to worry about a thing and he would handle it. At a time when new deps were not treated very well, Doug was not of that mold. He comforted us with reassurance that all would be okay, and to his word, it was. I would always remember Doug for that, He will always be remembered by me as someone who truly cared. I will always have fond memories of Doug. I wish I could have gotten to know him better as I believe he had so much to offer as a friend. I know his family will always be proud of him. I wanted all of you to know, Doug was special even to those of us he just brushed. Rest In Peace my brother.

Ret. Deputy S. Velasquez
LASD

May 2, 2007

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON THIS ANNIVERSARY.

Former Police Officer
District Heights, Maryland

January 13, 2007

May you rest in peace and may Our Lord bless your loved ones.

January 13, 2007

Thank you for your service and continue your watch over the officers still walking the beat.


wife of a michigan deputy

January 12, 2007

NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 4, 2007

R.I.P. Detective Jacobs, you will never be forgotten. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Deputy
EPSO

December 11, 2006

Det. Jacobs
I have had the pleasure of becoming a friend of your mother-in-law. She is a very special person and has been a rock to lean on in the hards times of so many people. Although I did not know you, it is easy to see what fantastic person you are by the tributes given by your friends, family and brother & sister Officers.
God Bless Brother.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer
Chillicothe, Ohio PD

October 18, 2006

Your wife, Tammy, is a blessing to so many widows. She has taken her grief and turned it into helping others. She's an outstanding person and you must be proud of her. Rest in peace.

May 25, 2006

I had the pleasure of meeting Doug's daughter today at the C.O.P.S. Kids gathering at the FBI National Academy. As I was handing out pins to kids, I was given a pin that was Dou's badge. It was a very emotional day, and this was just an unbelievable gesture by a remarkable young lady. I will treasure it along with the memories of the day. I have no doubt that Doug must have been a remarkable person, as I can see it through the strength and wisdom of his daughter.

Lt. Dan Weisberg
Clarkstown PD

May 14, 2006

I WORKED CUSTODY AT MEN'S CENTRAL JAIL WITH DOUG IN THE EARLY 90'S. I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND OUT OF THE BLUE DID A WEB SEARCH FOR HIM. I KNEW HE HAD BEEN KILLED AND I HADNT TALKED TO HIM SINCE I WENT TO PATROL, ALMOST 12 YEARS AGO. DOUG WAS A GOOD DUDE AND ALTHOUGH I HADN'T TALKED TO HIM IN YEARS, I GUESS I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I MISS HIM, AND HE'S NOT FORGOTTEN.

MW/LASD/CENTURY SHERIFF'S STATION

MICHAEL WINTER
LA CO SHERIFF'S DEPT

April 12, 2006

Doug,
I can't believe that its been over 5 years since you were taken from us.
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you. On Jan 13th I took the kids to Olivewood. Lexi brought you a stuffed dog and AJ wanted to get you some balloons. The kids ask about you all the time. They love to hear stories about Uncle Heath,Daddy and Doug. AJ wants to be a cop and is starting to ask alot of questions about what happened that day. We all love and miss you. Rest in peace Doug.. we will never forget you.

love yvonne baker

Dispatcher Yvonne Baker
Irvine Police Dept.

February 26, 2006

Happy 36th birthday Doug. You are truly missed.

Lieutenant Chuck Griffitts
Riverside Police Department

February 14, 2006

Thank you Ofc. Jacobs for your sacrafice, dedication, and service. Rest In Peace.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department - Bayview District

January 29, 2006

Doug,
You were a great friend and I miss you a great deal. I miss the fun times we had together working at CJ. Even though we graduated over 15 years ago from the academy, it seems like it was yesterday. Although we both switched departments, you are still like a brother to me that I will never forget.

Friends always

Joe Duffy

Sergeant Joe Duffy
Douglas Co. S.O. NV/ LASD CLass#266

December 19, 2005

Doug,

Loosing you in such a tragic way, leaves us all wondering why. I hope that you can see how your wife has stepped up to love and encourage other wives and family who have also lost. You would be so proud. Her love for you is abundantly clear. Rachel looks just like you. My heart aches, she will only know you by stories, and pictures. Nick misses a man around. His void is also clear. Many love your family very much. (Never as much as you) Your untimely death, has touched so many lives. We are touched by your wife's love. That's a gift you gave us all. Thank You, and Rest well.

December 4, 2005

I'm so sorry you were cheated out of your Daughter knowing you, and being able to raise her and your Son. That is truly heartbreaking. I hope your family finds some comfort in knowing that there are people who appreciate and will never forget what you gave. Your children can always be proud of their father for who he was. God Bless.

From Ohio

September 12, 2005

2/12/05
Happy 35th Birthday Doug. You remain in my memories always.

February 13, 2005

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