Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Schools Honor Fallen Officer
Representatives from Greenville County Schools including Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster were in attendance at the funeral for fallen Greenville Police Officer Allen Jacobs. Students from Heritage Elementary, Northwest Middle School and Travelers Rest High School lined Highway 276 as the funeral procession came through Travelers Rest. Students at Augusta Circle Elementary where Jacobs had visited dressed in blue and formed the shape of heart on the school playground.
Royster said, “We join with our community in mourning the tragic and senseless loss of Officer Allen Jacobs and extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Jacobs and the Greenville City Police Department. Officer Jacobs was well known to many of our students, faculty and staff. He instructed students in the schools within the City of Greenville about the dangers of gang involvement, mentored young people, and in his off-duty time continued his service to our schools as a zone patrol officer. Officer Jacobs made a difference and his positive impact will continue through the lives of those he influenced through his service. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jacobs family, the Greenville Police and our community.”