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Miss. Officer Struck Removing BBQ Grill from Road

July 22, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Jackson PD.
Photo courtesy of Jackson PD.
A driver struck and killed a Jackson (Miss.) Police officer Saturday as the officer attempted to remove debris from Interstate 55.

Officer Bruce Jacob, a five-year veteran, died after he was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center following the 1:30 p.m. accident. Officer Jacob had been assigned to Precinct 4.

Officer Jacob had responded to a call that a barbecue grill was obstructing traffic near Northside Drive. The driver of a Lexus car struck the officer and his vehicle from the rear as he was placing the grill into the trunk of his patrol car, an agency spokeswoman told PoliceMag.com.

Tags: Jackson (Miss.) PD, Duty Deaths, Officers Struck By Vehicles


Comments (5)

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Jay. @ 7/22/2013 12:40 PM

People need to drive more carful. It's sad that he died.

Verily @ 7/22/2013 5:39 PM

This is just so sad. He had his whole career ahead of him. Sounds like somebody couldn't follow the rules of the road by first securing their load properly, then by them abandoning it where it dropped. Next a vehicle comes along more than likely driving too fast & following too closely, to be paying attention to see what OfficerJacob was doing, clearing roadway for public safety.Then people have the nerve to say "can't you be out there catching the real criminals" murders,thieves etc... There is a reason laws of the highways & roads-etc.. are put in to effect. Just for the purpose, reason what happen to this young law enforcement Officer Bruce Jacob. May the CRIMINALS in this case be caught & brought to justice. Although in most states vehicular homicide carries very little sentencing even in DUI cases.Our thoughts & prayers are with his family & his crew, the rest of his brothers & sisters in Law Enforcement.,also to those who put their lives on the line daily, hourly, moment by moment. May God comfort you, keep you in His loving embrace. From one Law Enforcement family member to another.

Ugh @ 7/22/2013 10:16 PM

Hate to say this is a senseless death, but something I hope we can all learn from. Training would say that you use your patrol vehicle to block traffic behind the hazard. Grab whatever object is in the roadway and discard it onto the shoulder or the grass. Why we would grab something and then go behind our squad to put it into the trunk, in turn putting us in harms way is senseless. New in blue, please use this as a training tool.

Nichole @ 7/23/2013 4:20 AM

I sincerely hope they fry that idiot driver.

Lt Dan @ 7/23/2013 5:31 AM

Trunk open means obstructed lightbar behind the car. The Lexus driver was operating at interstate speeds. This is tragic. Peace to Officer Jacob's family and a lesson for all in blue. Spot on comment by UGH, toss it on the shoulder and let the highway department deal with it during an off traffic hour.

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