Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jerralee J. Jacobus

Monterey County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1980

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jerralee J. Jacobus

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember.

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

June 1, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 26, 2020

Rest in peace.


June 1, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jacobus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 1, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Jacobus,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monterey County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 1, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 1, 2015

Jerralee, I still remember our days at Fresno State. Even though you could have gone to work for Fresno County, you only had eyes for Monterry. I was on military active duty the day you left us and could not attend the services, but still I wasn't alone. I was surrounded by other brothers and sisters in uniform who also understood the grief of that kind of loss. Many years have passed, but your memory burns bright and you are with me always.

Officer David Coan,ret
Fresno P.D.

September 28, 2014

Jerrilee, I remember your wonderful, cheerful spirit. As a woman deputy, you were a pioneer. We thank you for standing on the thin blue line between our families and those who would cause them harm. Your willingness to serve and your final sacrifice is not forgotten.

Brian Phelps

May 7, 2014

Rest in Peace, Deputy Jacobus. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 15, 2012

On the 29th anniversary of Deputy Jacobus' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Jacobus is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

June 1, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 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


June 1, 2009

Deputy Jacobus your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now. May you rest in peace Sisster in Blue !!

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 6, 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
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

December 1, 2007

Our Lord needed a pretty angel.May your sleep be sweet and may He ever bless you and your loved ones.

June 1, 2007

I bet you were a gem for your memory shines brightly.
Time has not diminished your service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 1, 2007

Jerralee, as you now know, JESUS loves you. So do we.

John 3:16

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, Va Police ret.

April 5, 2007

Even after all these years you have not been forgotten by those that love you nor with members of the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 5, 2006

Jerralle was a vital part of our midnight, 1st watch team. On the night in which she lost her life with Deputy Craig Knox, was not a night that the members and retired members of Monterey County Sheriff Office are likely to forget. Jeralle was a vision of peace and love for her community and her fellow deputies. She lit up the room wherever she went. She was one of those who could go to the most traumatic of events, like domestics, and provide calm in the storm by her presence.

Like my former partner, Craig Knox, she will never be forgotten and always be remembered. I am looking forward to the day that we can sit together in heaven and remember the times on patrol, briefings, and coffee shops.

To her family, even 26 years later, I pray for your strength.

Forever and Eternity,

Larry R. Bryant

Detective Larry R. Bryant
Monterey County Sheriff Office

April 12, 2006

You are not forgotten. Rest in Peace. A brother.

disabled peace offficer

November 14, 2005

Thank you Deputy Jacobus.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.

February 2, 2005

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