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

Well Tammy it has been four years and I think of you and your children everyday. I pray for you all the time I hope that you are all doing well. I will continue to pray for you always.

Shanon Nieves

January 18, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, January 13, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Detective Charles Douglas Jacobs III who died in the line of duty on this date four years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Det. Jacobs' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

January 13, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God continue you to grant you eternal peace and bring peace and comfort to your loved ones.

A hero never dies....

January 13, 2005

I wanted to express my admiration for this fine officer and his loving family. To his wife-God Bless you as you keep your husbands memory alive for your children so they will know their Dad and how he was a hero. I am so sorry you have to sacrifice not having him in your life. I can't ease your pain but please know that many of us appreciate and recognize the road you walk each day.

Sergeant Mike Smathers
Charlotte (NC) Mecklenburg Police Department

December 8, 2004



THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a Saint. I've had to
work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been
violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just
got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with
fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I
don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around
except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me Lord, it needn't be so
grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As
the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward
now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's
streets, you've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

May 20, 2004

You once told me that even though we didn't see each anymore, you still felt protected over me. Those words will be carried with me forever. You are still very much thought about and missed.

May 19, 2004

doug godspeed you are missed and loved by many.


March 14, 2004

It is so sad to come to this site and see all the officers down.
According to your friends you are with Jesus Christ, our Lord and
Savior. There is none greater than He. We don't get to Heaven based
on what we do,but what He did for us!! AMEN! Thank you for your fine
example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a
huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will
turn to your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride and respect
and love for the man you became. You were a wonderful testimony to
the Lord you served. God be with all those who mourn and may His
promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come.

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

January 29, 2004

Doug, 3 years tomorrow since you were taken from us, and not a day has gone by that I dont miss you. You will always be in my heart. We are doing ok. We plan on going back to NPW in DC this year to volunteer and participate in the ceremony again. COPS has made a huge impact in our lives and I have met friends for life. ITLY
Daddy, we love you very much and miss you very much. I wish you could be here to see Rachel grow up. She is getting so smart and is cuter than can be. Rachel throws pennies in foutains and wishes you were here. I wish you were here too. I love you, Nick
Daddy, I love you so much and miss you so much! xoxo (she is making kiss sounds and blowing them towards heaven) Rachel

Tammy, Nick and Rachel
Wife, son and daughter of Doug

January 12, 2004

Even though I never had the chance to meet you I have been fortunate to meet your family. Tammy, Rachel, and Nick are 3 of the best people in the world and I know you had a lot to do with that. They all miss you so much and I truely hope that you watch over Tammy and give her peace as she continues in this thing we call life. Sometimes I think that you, Marlon, and Dwight all hang out in the place Meghan calls 'Seven'! I know that I depend on Tammy and Karen to get through some of the hard times. Out of the tragic events that took your life I made 2 of the best friends I could have hoped for... I'm sorry.

Jen (The Widow Morales)
The '13' Club

October 7, 2003

Doug....Well its been about 4 months since you left us to be with God. I think often about the times we had as Explorers together with R.S.O., and I will never forget how proud you were to get your LAPD badge in '88. You were a true inspiration and embodied all of the good qualities in a cop. You were the best and you would've been proud of the turnout for your funeral. It was a true testament to your character and a celabration of your life. I will never forget you my brother....Until we meet again.

Ofc. Chris Lee
Marana Police Dept. (AZ)

Several months have passed since I attended the celebration of your life. I did not know you during your short time on earth, but we had much in common. Your friends and family testified about your faith in God, and your love for our shared profession. You were loved in life, and I know that the Lord smiled upon you when you arrived in Heaven.

I just wanted to share the little bit I know of you with other visitors to this site. You deserve it!

Thanks for serving others Doug as an aggressive street cop. You made the ultimate sacrifice. I look forward to meeting you someday when I come home.

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

Lieutenant Richard Nutt
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

You are in my heart. I admire your courage, when i become a police officer i will feel alot safer knowing that i have you to watch over me.


2 1/2 years have passed since you were tragically taken. I still remember escorting Ret. Sheriff Cois Byrd's wife and daughter to the induction ceremony with you while we were in the RSO Explorers together. What good time those were. Brother, I graduate the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Academy on June 13th. I will patrol the City of Tucson. During my training at the academy I have placed myself in scenario's similar to the situation you encountered. Your tragedy has provided training that will hopefully prevent this from happening to any other brother or sister. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every member of your family.

Son of Ret RPD Sgt. Jim Rowe
Brother of RPD Det. Greg Rowe

Jeff Rowe
Tucson PD

Doug it's hard to believe it's been two years since you left us. I am just finishing up my first month here at the academy and just started remembering all the good times we had as explorers. We lost a good friend and a great person on that day. You are an inspiration to me brother. until we meet again.

BPA Gary Phillips

Dear Doug
It's difficult to believe that 2 years has passed since you were tragically taken. I still find myself looking into black and whites hoping I would see you. At times, I have even done a double take almost convincing myself that the last 2 years was just a g-d awful nightmare. The realization of your passing for me was when your murderer was finally tried, convicted and sentenced. My thoughts and prayers go out each and everyday to your wife, daughter, brother and mom.
Dawn Judman

Wow, its hard to believe its been over 2 years now. The tiral is all but over. The final sentencing of your murderer will be on 3/21. Rachel will be 3 soon, and knows all about her daddy. She loves you with all her heart, as you loved her. Nicholas continues to suffer and struggle. We try to get on as a family without you. I am so thankful for all the friends and family that have supported us, as well as citizens of our community. We miss you, and talk of you everyday. I thank God for keeping your memory alive so vividly through our daughter. You would be so proud. She is so smart and loving, just like her father. ITLY 147

Tammy Jacobs, wife

Dear Doug,
Yesterday I took my two kids to Harvest, I had not been there since your furneral. As we drove up the long driveway, AJ said " mommy are we going to visit Doug?" I was speechless. AJ had not attended your funeral and was not even 2 yrs old when you were taken from us. I looked in my mirror at him sitting there in the back seat and asked him to explain what he ment by that. He said "This is Doug's house". I later asked Ben if he had ever pointed out the church in passing to our son and he said he never had. Today we laid flowers on your grave and as the rain started to fall Aj asked me "mommy why is the sky crying? Do the clouds miss Doug too?" You are always in our hearts........

love yvonne baker

Yvonne Baker
wife of retired RPD Officer Ben Baker

I cant believe it's been 2 years. Doug you were my husbands first police funeral, and sadly enough you wont be the last. Your death has touched my life so deeply, even though we didnt know you. Being so close here in california we read all about the trial. It broke me heart the other day when we read how the trial was going. I admire Tammys courage, and I wish I could go to the trial just to show my support, but husbands hours dont permit. Your family is so strong, and I am sure you are so proud of them. I wish I could do something to bring you back to them and they would'nt have to go through this. I pray everynight when my husband goes to work to Perris that he returns safely to my kids and I.

Tammy it broke my heart when I read about how you cry daily, I am praying that this is a little eaiser for you to deal with. I cant imgaine what your going through, but hopefully just knowing we think of Doug daily and what a hero he is to our family may ease a little of it. We have gone to his grave site during cops week in May. We will continue to go and remember your husband. I just wanted to let you know that we pray for your family and other familys that Heavenly Father is with you at all times, that you feel Him with you at all times. There arent great words to say how we feel, thats why it took me two years to write you. Hope the trial is all over soon, and the man who took Doug away will be put away for a long time and you and your kids can rest a little easier, what a senseless act over loud music. You are always on my mind. God Bless

RSO wife

I did not know you in life, and after reading about you and what and awesome person and Police Officer you had come to be. I felt that you need to be honored and remembered.
To be never forgotten for putting your life on the line for all the others in this community.
I wear the officer memorial bracelet with your name on it with pride.

Mike Tonioli
RPS, Riverside County

Its almost been two years now since that chilly day in Jan, and even though i didnt know you in life, you have touched my heart in death. I just wanted to thank you for responding to Bens call for help. I heard how you came running across the lawn and how as Ben saw you he was filled with a sense of peace that everything was going to be ok now. We have a picture of you in our living room and our son knows all about his daddy's partner and what a wonderful man you are. You have a beautiful family Doug, Rachel looks just like you i think. Ben talks to you sometimes at night, i hope you can hear him..... i just wanted to say thank you....

with love
yvonne baker

Yvonne Baker
wife of Ben Baker RPD

Thank you Detective Jacobs. Rest in peace.

Renny Kassel
Californian citizen

you have served our community for 5 years.
you have paid the ultimate-price for this service.
you are americas hero.
you will not be forgotten.
and on 05/20/02 you shall be remembered along with Riversides finest.
Thank you Officer Doug Jacobs.
citizen of Riverside

citizen of riverside
riverside, c.a.

Doug was an awesome cop, and an even greater friend. Next month will be a year since Doug was taken from us, and I think of him and miss him every day. I know Doug is alive in Heaven with our Lord, because of his faith in Christ. I see a part of Doug still lives through Rachel, Nick, and Tammy- therefore we cannot forget them on their 1st Christmas without Doug. Brother "Cubs," you will always be a part of my family and my life- I love you and miss you.

Officer Shawn Boatright
Anaheim PD

I am from San Bernardino CA and now stationed in TX with the AF. I spoke to Detective Jacobs a few times about life and he gave me a lot of advise and and guided my life into the right direction. My condolences go out to his entire family. I am truly sorry for your lose. HE was a great man.
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A1C Taylor

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