Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Brent K. Jacobson

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, January 12, 1989

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Reflections for Officer Brent K. Jacobson

I worked with Jake on the Cd'A Forest, Fernan and Magee Districts. We were on the fire crew together in the Fall after I would finish on the lookout we would do tree thinning and burn logged units for replanting. Jake was a hard worker and always an entertainer even in the snow! One of the best people I ever had the pleasure to work with.

Bob Anderson
Nez Perce Natl. Forest (Ret.)

March 7, 2023

In 1988 I was assigned to the Slick, Lulu, Air patrol fire on the Cheyenne Reservation Montana. This is where I met Brent. He and I set our tents up in the overhead sleeping area. I got to know him in the several weeks we were there on that fire. Today (June 2022) I watched a TV program that covered the incident that Brent lost his life in. He was a good fellow for sure.
L.Smith, retired U.S. Forest Service, Libby, Mt

Lawrence Smith

June 6, 2022

Jacobson family and friends May God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Jacobson thank you for your service to your Country,Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty. I seen a TV show about the case.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt.Cuyahoga Falls OH Police Dept.

June 6, 2022

Remembering Brent today January 12, 2021.

Warren Dean
National Park Service

January 12, 2021

Your incident happened just 4 months after I graduated from the academy. It had such an impact that I bought your memorial bracelet as soon as it was available, and I wear it to this day.

Rita Wears

March 19, 2020

Rest in peace OfficerJacobson. And Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 5, 2019

Officer Jacobson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when served with the USN as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

[email protected]
United States Border Patrol

January 12, 2019

Remembering your untimely passing 30 years ago today. RIP Brent.

Warren Dean
National Park Service

January 12, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Jacobson. Never forgotten for honor and bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2018

RIP Brent.

Warren Dean
National Park Service

January 12, 2018



January 12, 2018

Officer Jacobson, few of us will leave the legacy of love and respect that comes through in these reflections by those who knew you. Your name and your life continue to be honored. Thank you for being an example of dedication, concern for others and pride in your profession.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 25, 2017

Remembering you today Brent. Never forgotten.

Warren Dean
National Park Service

January 13, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice...Uncle.

United States Air Force

April 2, 2016

I can not believe it has been over 26 years since I had to say good bye. I love you and miss you every day. In three weeks my daughter will graduate and I am sad that you both never had a chance to meet. You raised me, supported me, and believed in me and I thank you every day for your unconditional love. You were a hero not only to me but to many others.

As I sit here and read all of the other reflections, I can not help but shed tears and be overwhelmed with gratitude for being fortunate enough to have had you in my life.

Thank you for all that have taken the time to write a reflection and honor my step-dad.

Love you always,
your daughter
Angela Endicott

Angela Endicott

May 12, 2015

Officer Jacobson,
On today, the 24th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 12, 2014

I was the recipient of the Brent K. Jacobson scholarship at the University of Idaho. As I am trying to break into the field of serving the public and protecting the natural resources we all love and enjoy I often contemplate the lives of those who have already and are currently serving in both military and non-military capacities and I feel a profound reverence, gratitude, and pride that so many people are willing to lay down their lives to protect and perpetuate the good we find in our daily lives- Thank You Brent and so many others! May your memory and so many others be remembered!

Graduating Student- Cordell Perkins
University of Idaho- College of Natural Resources

March 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 28, 2012

Hard to forget how we elected you as the Pres. of our FLETC class, when you left to go to the rest room. You were our leader. I still pray for you and your family, Jake and wear a cross every day with your initials. RIP my brother.

"Derc" D'Ercole, SSA (Retired)
USFS / FLETC Tactics Instructor

June 6, 2012

May the sacrifice you made, and made by your family, never be forgotten by those who wear a FS shield.

Robin Poague, Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Forest Service

March 30, 2012

The 22nd anniversary of you passing is approaching and you are still in the thoughts of many, especially those of us who had the chance to know and work with you. You were a great man, Jake, and your memory lives on. May this be the year you will be chosen for the Idaho Medal of Honor, God knows you deserve it.

Det Sgt Phyllis Jay
Bonner County Sheriff & Friend

December 29, 2010

Jake's former L.E. classmate continues to pray for his family. I never guessed that, at the end of my career, I would end up at the place where I met Brent, the federal training academy. I now instruct many topics, including Tracking, which I dedicate to Jake. I recently had a street sign made and posted it on one of the Fitness Trails where Jake loved to run on. I would meet him there on most nights after class. It is now appropriately called
"Jacobson's Way". RIP, Jake. I miss you.

D.D'Ercole, Sup Special Agent (Retired)
US Forest Service

March 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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

God bless, hero.

Mourner of Kris Fairbanks

February 8, 2009

"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

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

March 18, 2008

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