Shauna Ree Jacobson
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Cmdr. Shauna Ree Jacobson Commander Shauna Ree Jacobson, age 46, was tragically taken from us before her time on Saturday, December 11, 2004. She was killed in a motorcycle accident with her husband, Malcolm Kurt Jacobson. She was born on March 4, 1958, in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, to Edith "Keyko" Crooks and Charles Hinkley Sr. Shauna was one of the most respected police officers in Austin, and the most devoted mother and grandmother anyone could ever hope to have. During her distinguished 20 years of service at the Austin Police Department, Commander Jacobson received over 100 commendations. She was the first female homicide detective ever at A.P.D. She was also one of first two women at A.P.D. to be certified to be on a S.W.A.T. team. She was an instrumental part in solving the Yogurt Shop Murders and for apprehending the Northwest Hills Rapist. Although she was known for being tough as nails, she was also very loving and tender, as anyone who has seen her with her granddaughter would know. Everything she lived and breathed for was for her granddaughter, Sophie. Shauna was a very unique, strong and intelligent person with a passion for physical exercise, gardening and for the Texas landscape. Both Shauna and Kurt were active members of the First Baptist Church of Oakhill. Shauna also attended college while employed at A.P.D., and graduated with honors from Texas State University. She went directly into the Public Management Master's Program at the university wanting to lead by example for her granddaughter. Commander Jacobson lived her life with honor and dedicated her life to protecting the citizens of Austin and her family. Shauna spent many years of her life taking care of people in one way or another, and now it is finally her turn to rest. Commander Shauna Jacobson is survived by her son, Edward Dreslinski; her granddaughter, Sophia Rose Dreslinski; her mother, Edith "Keyko" Holland and step father, Eugene Holland; father, Charles Hinkley, Sr.; her siblings, Sam Bender, Yolanda "Yogi" Hinkley, Charles Hinkley, and Andrea Hester; nephews, Kirk Reimer and Richard Bender; niece, Alexandrea Bender; and great nephew, Ari Kimmelman. She will be deeply missed by all but forgotten by none. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2004, at First Evangelical Free Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Boulevard with funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Cook-Walden /Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 15, 2004.
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December 22, 2004
There are decent people in our community who are deeply saddened by your loss, officers or not. May the peace of God give you comfort this holiday season.
The Charlez Family
D Charlez
December 16, 2004
In 1991 I met Shauna when she was handling a break in at my home. I had a very hard time getting through those days, but Shauna met with me numerous times and talking to her made it possible to realize I could get my life back. She worked relentlessly to finally apprehend the intruder and thus he is now serving several life sentences in prison. During the time I was meeting with her, she always spoke of her love for her son and how she constantly worked to give him a good life. I will always keep in my heart how she gave me strength that made it possible to get through those "days" as I could have never done without her. I recently lost a brother to cancer and I know how it affects your life to lose a loved one. Please know that Shauna is in my prayers and I also share in your loss and will carry her in my heart forever. AT
A T
December 15, 2004
we are so sorry for you loss, you all are in our prayers & thoughts
cortney imel
December 15, 2004
We knew Shauna & Yogi when we lived in Okinawa. We all attended the same church where Bud Spencer was pastor and Eddie Turner was a Journeyman there. Leo was pianist at that church. We didn't meet Charles until about 1988 (I think) We met him soon after we got into Herbalife--we're still with it. We have such fond memories of you being active in our little church there. Yogi or Shauna (maybe both) were active in karate. Hope to see you tomorrow as you receive visitors. Although we're sad to learn of Shauna's death, we rejoice to know that she is with our Lord!
Leo & Vivian Spence
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