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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.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 15, 2004
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