Thursday, May 20, 2010

Officer George E. Jacobs

Officer George Ellis Jacobs
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Born: April 2, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Sunday, January 14, 1973
Date of Incident: Wednesday, January 10, 1973
Age: 32
Badge Number: 277
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Buried: Mission Park South
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P22 - W7
TPOM: 24, C, 16

Officer Jacobs was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at Fina Sunglo convenient store located 1502 Clark Ave. Officer Jacobs was unaware that the robbery was taking place and had pulled into the parking lot. The suspect ran out the store and came across Officer Jacobs. The suspect shot Officer Jacobs in the head. A patron alerted the store clerk about Officer Jacobs lying in the parking lot. The clerk was already calling the police about the robbery. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Jacobs had served with the San Antonio Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother, three sisters, and five brothers.

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