Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers



Police Officer III Allen Lee Jacobs, 28

Greenville South Carolina Police Department

March 18, 2016 – Officer Allen Jacobs was shot multiple times as he and other officers attempted to interview a gang member. When the officers approached the suspect he fled on foot. Officers pursued the man and eventually encountered him in a backyard where he fatally shot Officer Jacobs.

Officer Jacobs is survived by his expectant wife and two sons.


Deputy Carl A. Koontz, 27

Howard County Indiana Sheriff’s Office

March 20, 2016 – Deputy Carl Koontz was shot and killed as he and other deputies served a search warrant for narcotics. As the team entered the residence the suspect opened fire, striking both Deputy Koontz and a sergeant. Entry team members managed to pull the two from the residence. The injured deputies were then flown to a hospital in Indianapolis where Deputy Koontz succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Koontz is survived by his wife and son.