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Public memorial held for Officer Jacob

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The Jackson Police Department invites the public and family to honor Officer Bruce Jacob with attendance at the memorial service Friday at 11 a.m. The Jackson Police Department invites the public and family to honor Officer Bruce Jacob with attendance at the memorial service Friday at 11 a.m.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A public memorial for 35-year old Jackson Police Officer Bruce Jacob was held Friday morning. Jacob was killed when he was hit by a vehicle on I-55 as he tried to remove debris from the roadway.     

Two long lines of officers assembled for the family of Bruce Jacob to enter Thalia Mara Hall. The ceremony, attended by city officials and friends of the five year veteran of the Jackson police force, was more than an hour long.

Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton had nothing but praise for Jacob.

"Officer Jacob was a fine, fine police officer, and while there was some speculation that he might have done something improper, it is wrong," said Chief Horton. "His death came as the result of an accident, and we want to make certain that everybody understands and knows that. And he will be missed around the Jackson Police Department. All of us want to lock arms around his family."

The case will be turned over to a Hinds County Grand Jury to determine whether the man who hit officer Jacob will face charges.

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