Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bruce Daniel Jacob

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Bruce Daniel Jacob

Officer Jacobs brought my children and me home safely, and I thanked him for being merciful. That's the ultimate compliment I can give. He came back to check on us later in the week. That was last week. He was a merciful man, and I shed tears with his friends and family because he was a good man. I'm sorry he's gone.
Jonathan Yaeger

Jonathan Yaeger citizen of Jackson
someone officer Jacobs helped

July 27, 2013

Deepest prayers and condolences to Offr. Jacob's family and colleagues. Always in service and always remembered.
God's peace be with you all.

Chaplain Jerry Steele

July 26, 2013

We have not lost you, You have just gone before us. We will do it the way you were doing it. we will follow your move. You are one of " The Great Ones"

Pembroke Police Dept
Pembroke NC
Director Communications

Edward Strickland Jr
Pembroke Police Dept

July 26, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 25, 2013

you are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

July 25, 2013

My deepest sympathy to your Family, Agency and Community for this tragic loss.

You were doing the right thing while somone else was not, for this you've paid the ultimate price.

Doing the right thing isnt always easy.
Perhaps your kin will be comforted knowing theres a special place for Men like you who do.

Rest in peace Bruce.

ACO/CSO Ret. Brian Leap
Sierra County Sheriffs Office, Ca.

July 25, 2013

Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland

July 25, 2013

My condolences to the parents of Bruce Jacobs, and to any siblings and extended family members as well as to his brothers, sisters of the Jackson Police Department and too Chief Lindsey Horton. My prayers and thoughts are with Bruce at this time as he prepares to enter the Kingdom of God where he now belongs. May God shower all of Bruce Love Ones with his peace during this difficult time in their lives.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Ret-2011)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 24, 2013

Thank you for your service to your brothers and sisters. May God welcome you with open arms. The family and department are in my prayers.

Chaplain, Rick Boyle
Platte City, Missouri Police Dept.

July 24, 2013

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971
HEROES LIVE FOREVER

July 24, 2013

We send our thoughts and prayers to his family. God speed officer Lindsey Horton. God needed your service in Heaven.

We spend alot of vacations and "evacuations" in Jackson. The police do an admirable job.


The Lindsey family, Kenner, La.

Lindsey Family

July 23, 2013

Bruce,
My prayers are with your family during this time. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten and your commitment to serving those in need will always be remembered. God bless and thank you brother!

Michael Bundy
Friend of Law Enforcement

July 23, 2013

Thanks for the duty you have served to protect the citizens in your area. My prayers are with your family and department right now.

Wife of PFC Hartson at Mullins PD SC

July 23, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

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

July 23, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

July 23, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH.

Doug Gist, Capt. (ret) Washoe SO
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

July 23, 2013

God Bless you Officer Jacobs. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 23, 2013

To the Jacobs family, my heart is heavy for you. This tragedy is all to familiar, being that my daddy, Chief Boykin, was killed just 4 months ago after being hit by a car. I'm praying for you all. Love in Christ, Amy.

Amy Boykin Smith

July 23, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Jacobs' loved ones and everyone at the Jackson Police Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

July 23, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Jacobs. My sincere condoleneces to your family and to your department. We do all kinds of deeds including cleaning the streets.s

TERRY F. ZECH(RET)
VETEERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT,DETROIT, MI

July 23, 2013

Rest in peace brother. Your dedication and service is not forgotten.

Sergeant B. Harris
Cobb County (GA) Sheriff's Office

July 23, 2013

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.
Thank you for your service.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County PD

July 23, 2013

God be with you.

Police Officer
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

July 23, 2013

We hope knowing you are all thought of in a kind and loving way will help ease your sorrow and bring peace to you today and in the many days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

July 23, 2013

Rest in peace Brother.

Patrol
WVPD

July 23, 2013

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