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