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Patrolman Christian Jacobs

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 18, 1873

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Reflections for Patrolman Christian Jacobs

Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

Officer Jacobs's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-1-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 1, 2018

Patrolman Jacobs,
On today, the 143rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


United States Border Patrol

August 18, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 140th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

It has been 138 years since you made that ultimate sacrifice but please know your ultimate sacrifice shall not be forgotten. The CPD will always remember you. Thank you foryour heroic actions.

Detective Thomas Downes

August 20, 2011

Patrolman Jacobs,
It has taken almost 133 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.



August 14, 2006



August 12, 2006

Your name will soon be added to the CPD Memorial where you will never be forgotten for your courage and dedication to duty. Thank you for your service to Chicago, you will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen CPD Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 12, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

August 12, 2006

A Part of America Died Today

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.
The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
A Part of America Died Today.

-author unknown

Rest In Peace, Brother…

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

August 11, 2006

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