Officer Allen Lee Jacobs
1987 - 2016
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Officer Allen Jacobs

Greenville

Officer Allen Lee Jacobs, 28, lost his life while in the line of duty serving the citizens of Greenville on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Born in Denver, CO, he was the son of Don and Tammie Jacobs, faculty members at Bob Jones University.

Allen grew up in Travelers Rest, SC. He attended Bob Jones Academy, earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University, and was nearing completion of an MBA. He was a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, NC, a Jump Master, and a decorated Iraq War veteran. He joined the City of Greenville Police Department in 2011, where he was on the SWAT and Community Response teams. He was also involved in many Community Coordination and Education programs, such as Cops on the Court and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) summer program. He served the schools within the City of Greenville by instructing and mentoring young people, as well as serving as a zone patrol officer in his off-duty hours. He received a Purple Heart Award in 2015 for his heroic service.

Allen was a member of Christ Fellowship in Travelers Rest.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Meghan Murphy Jacobs; his sons, Michael (age 6), and Dillon (age 5), and a third child to be born in July; his sister, Catherine Jacobs of Greenville; maternal grandmother, Peggy Thorsell of Pittsburg, TX; paternal grandparents, Don and Elaine Jacobs of Lincoln Park, MI; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Paul Jacobs in 2012.

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 24, at 11:00 am at Timmons Arena at Furman University with Pastor Thomas Young and Chaplain Monty Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman Memorial Park in Travelers Rest. Standing in honor of the family, the City of Greenville Police Department welcomes those in the community wanting to pay their respect at the visitation on Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00pm at Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a fund for his children's education at TD Bank, any branch in the City of Greenville.

Online condolences may be made to mackeymortuary.com

The Mackey Mortuary.






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Published in The Greenville News from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2016.
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March 16, 2020
Thank you for giving your life to protect ours.
Claudette Parker
March 15, 2020
I see those little boys dressed in the police uniforms with their pregnant Mother when I think of their Dad. I could not keep the tears away. They are still in my prayers.

God Bless you all.
Jan Reiter
Jan Reiter
Friend
March 15, 2020
Praying for your family... I can't believe it's been 4 years. Although I didn't know your loved one, it hurt my heart & still does that he was taken from this Earth so young. But I know you take comfort knowing that he is with our Savior Jesus Christ. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Julie F
March 15, 2019
always in our hearts. Family always in our prayers
Leigh ann Goforth
March 15, 2019
We love you miss you and remember your Family
Jevia Lyn Robinson
GREENVILLE SC
Jevia Lyn Robinson
Acquaintance
March 15, 2019
Gone but not forgotten......
Jeremy Anderson
March 26, 2017
I never knew you but I heard great things about you, you will be truly missed by Many people,to his family and friends he his watching over you always
Zachary Lampe
Acquaintance
March 7, 2017
He was a good man an it is that he died almost a year ago
Tyler Sanders
Friend
June 27, 2016
Remembering officer.Jacob
April Brown
June 27, 2016
My prayers are with you,and thank you for serving & protecting this country..God needed one of his soldier angels home..Never understand why horrible things like this happen,but God makes no mistakes ,i hope this brings people to see that our men in uniforms are here to serve & protect the communities, so we can sleep peacefully at night,while their significant others are out their putting their life on the line for us..God bless you & ur family..
April Brown
June 21, 2016
I didn't know you, but I commend you for your sacrifice for your community. We all feel the loss of you. My very sincere condolences to your family, friends, and department, my brother in blue.......

Officer Jeremy Anderson #47781
Portland Police Bureau
Portland, Oregon
Jeremy Anderson
April 16, 2016
MY SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF THIS GREAT HERO. AND MY SORRY TO THE GREENVILLE POLICE
DEPARTMENT IN LOSING SUCH A GREAT OFFICER
AND PERSON. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.





FORMER DEPUTY SHERIFF
TOM C. VELLENOWETH
March 28, 2016
Thoughts and prayers May God give you comfort and peace!
Terri Uplinger
March 28, 2016
May you rest in Peace officer jacobs. Thank you for your service to our country an the greenville community.
Kim Dill
March 26, 2016
May you Rest In Peace, my dear Veteran. You served your country and you also served the great City of Greenville, South Carolina. Our prayers are with your family. Your memories will never be forgotten!!! God's Peace to you and your family at this time.
Kenneth and Miriam Whiten
March 26, 2016
We are saddened by your great loss. May you find comfort in knowing that others care and are holding your family up in prayer. Only God knows how much Officer Jacobs has affected other lives through this. May God bless you.
Dennis and Beverly McClain
March 25, 2016
WE'RE THINKING OF YOU AND THE FAMILY.
MR. & MRS. STEVE HOWARD
March 25, 2016
My heart breaks for all of you. Chelsea and Jonathan are friends of my daughter, Julia Darnell, and we are all so very sad and would love to help in some way. God will get you through this terrible time of loss, and I will keep all of you in my prayers. Jane Ellefson
Jane Ellefson
March 25, 2016
Praying for your family. So sorry such a great person had to leave us early. Greenville Police Department will really miss you as well as all others you have blessed in the past. May you rest in peace
March 25, 2016
My son served in the 82nd Airborne with Jacobs and was truly heartbroken to hear this sad news, please know he will be fondly remembered and missed.
janice damitio
March 25, 2016
There are no words of comfort I can offer for such a horrible tragedy.....This has sickened me as I was once a part of the law enforcement community. All I can say to the family is try to find comfort in each other. Officer Allen Jacobs will live on through his beautiful children. And you will always carry his heart in yours......my thoughts and prayers are with you and my deepest sympathy for your devastating loss.
Victoria
March 25, 2016
May you rest in peace.
Jean Tucker
March 24, 2016
Rest in Peace Great Warrior for the Kingdom of The Most High.
Your death is a Grave Loss to the House hold of faith and the Communities of SC.
Enjoy your wings....
God Speed.
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B Not Given
March 24, 2016
Thank you for your service to our country and to our community! May The Lord provide your family with peace and comfort! Rest in peace, Officer Jacobs!
Stephanie Cole
March 24, 2016
My thoughts and heartfelt sympathies to Sean Murphy and his entire family. Please stay safe my friend!
Sandy Norris
March 24, 2016
Praying for Officer Jacobs family and friends
TERRY STEINBRECHER
March 24, 2016
To my dear friend Sean Murphy,
I am thinking of you and your family! And, I was shocked to here your news. Stay strong my friend, my condolences to all
of you and his beautiful wife
Sandy Norris
March 24, 2016
Praying for you and your family !!
Carroll and Lydia Bailey
March 24, 2016
My sincere condolences to The Jacobs family. Allen made the ultimate sacrifice, his life to save ours. God has special blessings for Allen in heaven and his family left here. You do have the consolation of knowing he was a Christian and you will see him again. I pray For comfort thru the Lord Jesus Christ.
God bless you all. My heart aches with you.
Yvonne & David Smith
March 24, 2016
Our hearts go out to your family and thank you for your service to our country also. I pray for your family and friends that they might find peace and serenity from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Salute!
Lynn WRIGHT
March 24, 2016
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Deborah & Joe Ellison
March 24, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you all during this difficult time.
Nancy Chandler
March 24, 2016
Our heartfelt condolences to the family during this sorrowful time. Prayers for the family, friends, fellow officers and the community that Officer Jacobs served. God bless....
Sherry Donachie, Ethylene Cline
March 24, 2016
Thoughts and Prayers are with your family .
James & Bonnie Rathburn
March 24, 2016
The Howe family of Anderson wish to express their heartfelt condolences to the Jacobs family for their loss. May you rest in peace, Officer Jacobs,and thank you for a life of service.
Bob
March 24, 2016
Thank for serving our country and for your service to the people of Greenville. Sending love and prayers to your family and to your brothers and sisters @ the Greenville Police dept. Officer Jacobs gives true meaning to the word hero.
Leigh ann Goforth
March 24, 2016
I am so sorry to hear the sad news of your loved one passing. May God give you the comfort today and in the future. Officer Jacobs is a wonderful example to our community of a servant
Fran Coffey
March 24, 2016
Mrs. Jacobs, Thank God for your husband's service and good heart. Big Peace to you and your family.
Matt Matthews
March 24, 2016
What a hero you were; giving your all for the protection of our citizens. Rest in Peace soldier and officer. Well done. I'm sure you are in a special place in heaven.
Rita Isom
March 24, 2016
To the family of Officer Jacobs,

Words are not adequate during a time like this, but please know so many of us are lifting you all up in prayer during this time. Our hearts are broken over this entire tragedy. We are thankful for Allen's service and for what he gave to so many in our community. He will not be forgotten.

Praying for you all!
M Milligan
March 24, 2016
From one Veteran to another; Thank You Sergeant Jacobs for your services and sacrifices. RIP my brother! May God wrap his loving around your families during this time.
Carol C.
March 24, 2016
On behalf of the Ellettsville, Indiana Police Department, IN, our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Officer Jacobs family as well as his law enforcement family. Our hearts are hurting for all of you during this very difficult time.
Eric and Kim Chaudion
March 24, 2016
Carol Matthews
March 24, 2016
Dear God, you know best and we trust you ..,. Bless this precious family as they go on without Allen ... It is going to be hard please help them and knowing that another baby is on the way just lets us know that you are sending an angel to them .... You are getting such a sweet and great man of theirs... It was time... We aren't ever ready...May God bless this loving family...!
Carol Matthews
March 24, 2016
Thank you for your service.You will be missed in greenville.
Cantrell
March 24, 2016
Me and my family want to send our prayers out to the family and to the Greenville Police Department.
Ray Findley
March 24, 2016
Our Police officers matters and take care of our community. Thanks officer Jacobs for all you have done. My prayers are with your Wife, Children and Family. God Bless
Debra Bohon
March 24, 2016
Thank you for serving us.
Gregory Deese
March 24, 2016
My family had the honor to have met Officer Jacobs. He was the nicest police Officer my husband was joking with him, and when my then 5yr old son walked up to Officer Jacobs he stuck out his little hand and said " thank you for keeping me safe sir" and shook his hand. Officer Jacob shook his little hand and gave him a sticker that is an Officer that truly cared about his community not as if was just a job. Thank you Officer Jacobs for you service to our country and community RIP! Mrs. Jacobs I am so sorry for your children and your loss may God watch over your family and comfort you during this time!
caryn Murphy
March 24, 2016
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Jacobs.
March 24, 2016
Mrs. Jacobs, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Praying for you and your family.
Aleisa Prosser
March 24, 2016

Thank you ** officer Allen Jacobs ** you are a true hero for your services and for putting your life on the line to protect our community and for keeping us safe may you R.I.P I will pray for you and your family
Now you go enjoy your life in Paradise you earned it. And Again Thank You
Eddie
March 24, 2016
Thank you ** officer Allen Jacobs ** you are a true hero for your services and for putting your life on the line to protect our community and for keeping us safe may you R.I.P I will pray for you and your family
Now you go enjoy your life in Paradise you earned it. And Again Thank You
Eddie
March 23, 2016
My heart goes out to the family. He chose to be a officer of the law and joined the ranks of those brave souls who are there to protect the rest of us. We have lost a true hero. Rest in peace.
Arwana Amos
March 23, 2016
Thank you for gifting the citizens with such a wonderful public servant. Please know that many people in this city and the world beyond have been touched by the man described by all who knew him as a true servant. Our culture today says that it craves a hero and your dear husband/father/son/brother/loved one was a hero in every sense of the word. But interestingly enough, he also embodies the other quality that our culture craves without realizing it-that of a humble servant. There are no words to say that will not be said to you over the course of this journey, there is no comfort that an anonymous citizen can give versus the shoulder and arms of a dear one, there is no wisdom that we can offer that you don't have available to you in the Word of God, but please, for what little it is worth, know that there are hundreds of ordinary citizens of this community who have been touched by the life of Allen and pray that one day, your entire family will be able to turn over the tapestry that God is passing through His hands and will be able to see beautiful handiwork. We appreciate your sacrifice and pray for wisdom and strength and forgiveness that is beyond our understanding.
Leslie Blackwell
March 23, 2016
Thank you for gifting the citizens with such a wonderful public servant. Please know that many people in this city and the world beyond have been touched by the man described by all who knew him as a true servant. Our culture today says that it craves a hero and your dear husband/father/son/brother/loved one was a hero in every sense of the word. But interestingly enough, he also embodies the other quality that our culture craves without realizing it-that of a humble servant. There are no words to say that will not be said to you over the course of this journey, there is no comfort that an anonymous citizen can give versus the shoulder and arms of a dear one, there is no wisdom that we can offer that you don't have available to you in the Word of God, but please, for what little it is worth, know that there are hundreds of ordinary citizens of this community who have been touched by the life of Allen and pray that one day, your entire family will be able to turn over the tapestry that God is passing through His hands and will be able to see beautiful handiwork. We appreciate your sacrifice and pray for wisdom and strength and forgiveness that is beyond our understanding.
Leslie Blackwell
March 23, 2016
My name is Sgt. Jay C. Steadman with the Spartanburg Police Department. I am so sorry for your loss. Although I never knew Officer Jacobs, we are still one family. His loss is felt throughout the country and even more so here close to home. You and your family are in my thought and prayers. Sincerely, Sgt. Jay C. Steadman
Jay Steadman
March 23, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know him personally but he was doing what he loves to do and for that I thank you for allowing him to do what God had ask him to do. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.Cindy Carlton
Cynthia Carlton
March 23, 2016
My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Joyce Mahoney
March 23, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for this terrible loss. May time help to heal the pain you are feeling.
Christina Metzler
March 23, 2016
Meghan Michael Dillion "Baby " and Officer Allen Jacobs Family

Praising God for the life of a Hero .
Praying that Each of his family Friends Co workers will feel the comforting Hand of God .
Love prayers and hearts
Jevia Lyn Robinson
Mauldin SC
jevia lyn Robinson
March 23, 2016
"Thank you Office Jacob for your service. May God continue to watch over your family. Praying for your family.
Henrietta Irby
March 23, 2016
Thank You for your service to the people of SC and the nation Rest In Peace God needed you more! To the family may you have peace and understanding in the days, weeks and months to come God will watch over you and we will be praying for you and you children God Bless
Rene Hyatt
March 23, 2016
To the Jacobs family, We Barbara and I were so very saddened when we saw the first news of the events on Friday. Being in Law Enforcement for 30 years, I felt a deep loss for s fallen brother in blue. I did not have the honor of knowing Officer Jacobs, as a personal friend, but as a fellow officer I know that we were in a way bonded. May God make smooth the path that lies ahead. The mercy of God will be with you, as you raise your precious family. Our prayers will be with you, one and all. Remember that our city and country, has been a better place, because of officer Jacobs. Just think what it might have been if he had not been sent to us . God bless each of you. Friends in Christ.
Ray and Barbara Brown, Police Chief Retired
March 23, 2016
Prayers of comfort and peace for Officer Jacobs family. A true servant of, and for, the people. May his family know that others share in sorrow and pray for peace ...

Gary and Frances Wortkoetter Greenvlle, SC
March 23, 2016
Thank you for your service Officer Jacobs. To the family, we are so sorry for your great loss and pray you will receive healing and comfort in the days to come.
The Cox Family
March 23, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Officer Jacobs. Our world needs more courageous men like him. I pray that the community will take care of his wife and children and be there for all their needs.
Barbara Brady
March 23, 2016
From a fellow blue family, thank you so much for your service. God bless you, your family and fellow officers. You paid the ultimate price and will always be remembered.
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Seger (Ret. PGPD Maryland, FOP Lodge 89)
Tim & Mary Seger
March 22, 2016
Jenkins
March 22, 2016
sorry for the loss of a awesome person in so many ways.you will always be remember.
Laura Hines
March 22, 2016
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Officer Jacobs. I am so grateful to the men and women of law enforcement, as well as our EMS and firefighters. We recently moved here from PA and are so proud to be a part of this caring community. Thank you Greenville for coming together to support this family. May God's love surround you during this difficult time.
March 22, 2016
I never met you and you don't know me I saw your story and it made me cry. I am really sorry for your family and the hurt they are going thru. This is the ultimate sacrifice you have made and I thank you and every hero out in the country that has stood up for what is right. My condolences go to your wife and children I hope the messages bring you some comfort. God bless you!!! And Thank you very much...
Darenda Conklin
March 22, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
Debbie Terry
March 22, 2016
To Allen Jacobs family and loved ones, my warmest sympathy goes out to you all during this time of loss. Officer Allen Jacobs will be remembered for his service for his country along with the City of GPD and his fellow officers, for whom I have fondest memories. I pray that your family and friends will feel the presence of God during this time of loss.
Joyce Heaton
March 22, 2016
We are so sorry, this is a great lost for all of US. We will all pray for the Family. My heart breaks for all of you.

The Morgan Family from Travelers Rest
March 22, 2016
My heart is breaking for you and and your family Having been part of the law enforcement family for 15 years, I know the sacrifices the officers make every day. Praying God will fill your heart with His Peace in these sad days. God Bless.
Joyce Eastburn
March 22, 2016
The members of the Spartanburg Police Department send our deepest condolences to Officer Allen Lee Jacobs' family, friends and his Greenville Police Department Family. We are heartbroken and saddened by Officer Jacobs' tragic death. We are praying that God strengthens and comfort you.
Spartanburg Police Dept.
March 22, 2016
We didn't know Officer Jacobs, but we are so grateful for his service to Greenville, and so sorry he was killed. It is such a waste of a fine young life, and our deepest sympathy to his family.
Eileen & Edward Schleimer
March 22, 2016
Thank you Officer Allen Jacobs for your service to our country and to the Greenville, SC community. I pray that the family will feel God's love and lean on his strength during this tragic time.
Kim Kirby
March 22, 2016
Our condolences to Officer Jacob's family, friends and to the Greenville PD. Thank you for a job well done and for the ultimate sacrifice. There are no words to convey our sorrow. Our family will continue to lift all that have touched your life in prayer.

Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.'
Robert and Laurie Edge
March 22, 2016
Our Prayers go out to Family and Friends of Officer Jacobs.
W $ L Ward
March 22, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.
Rhonda Rector
March 22, 2016
Easter offers hope to those who grieve.
JANICE LEWIS
March 22, 2016
End of Watch - 3/18/16
I send my heartfelt condolences to the family of Officer Allen Jacobs. You have left behind a great legacy for your children and wife to remember you by as well as your love. Thank you for your service to our country and to our community, and now your brothers and sisters in Blue will continue your watch for you. May God bless you and your family, both immediate and extended.
Ginger Worrell
March 22, 2016
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:8.
You were brave and strong, you served your community with pride and professionalism. You made a choice to stand in the face of danger so that we could be safe. You made a difference. Thank you. Your service will always be remembered. To the family, I am so sorry for this tragedy. May God give you the strength to get through this, as you will see him again. So so sorry for your loss.
Mother from another angel anonymous
March 21, 2016
Praying for all of the family,he is gone but will never be forgotten.
Nora Brown
March 21, 2016
May God bless you and your
family in this time of sorrow.
Billy Junior Mable
March 21, 2016
Officer Jacobs, I am so sorry you lost your life trying to continue protecting the Greenville community. I am so sorry you do not get to see you daughter and your sons grow up. You are now protecting them from above. God has special blessing for those who give their lives to save others and I know you are reaping your rewards. Rest in our loving Saviors arms, and God bless and keep your family safe. Prayers for them.
Yvonne Smith
March 21, 2016
Thank you Officer Jacobs for your sacrifice to keep the citizens of Greenville safe. God has to have a special place in heaven for hero's like you. Thank you
Kim Bridges
March 21, 2016
My condolences to the family of officer Jacobs. I know the days ahead are going to be tough, but hold tight to God's unchanging hand. He will carry you through this tough time in your lives. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Darrell Lark
March 21, 2016
Psalm 23
Phili 4;13 to the Jacobs family
John Leblanc.
March 21, 2016
Prayers for the family during this heartbreaking time. Allen is a hero
Elise Eoute Homesley
March 21, 2016
Prayers are with the family and for all fellow officers during this time. God Bless .
Veronica and Ken McElhannon
March 21, 2016
Meghan, I can't imagine what you are going thru, I am a wife of a Law Enforcement office who gave 40 years of service. I have been to a few officer's funeral and there is nothing no one can do to show how great they are. My heart goes out to you and the family, just know all of us that has ties to LE world is here to help you and the family. I will be praying for God to wrap his arms around you and the kids and family and help you get thru this very hard time. God Bless you all, please know Jacobs was a wonderful LE officer and will be remember by all.
Judy Griffin
March 21, 2016
My heart goes out to this fallen officer's family and friends. May God will guide you through this difficult journey
Ute Tomlin
March 21, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless & comfort you as only he can do,
Shelby Howell
March 21, 2016
God bless this family and all police officers.
debbie Cox
March 21, 2016
What a wonderful example of a fine Christian man. Thank you for all you did to serve and protect our community. Your children will always know you as their hero, and so will many others who will never forget that beautiful blue sky day here in the upstate. God bless the men and women who serve us in law enforcement and as 1st responders. You were loved and will always be remembered.
Lisa Rollins
March 21, 2016
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Allens Family in this time of sorrow. I ask God to wrap his arms around this Family and guide and comfort them as they say Goodbye to this young Man who like Jesus gave his life for us. I pray for these Children who will not have their Father in their lives , But will hold him in their Hearts till they are together someday. He will be that bright and shining star in the sky watching over his Family. Heaven gain is our loss. God Please hold this Family in your arms.
Carolyn Whitted
March 21, 2016
Our prayers go out to all the family members, The Greenville Police officers, and to the many friends of officer Jacobs. We would like to also Thank officer Jacobs for his service to our country. May God hold all of you in the palm of his hand .
Judi and Homer Price
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