‘Bobby’ Jacobs dies: Former interim police chief ‘a valued employee’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Staff Report

Robert “Bobby” Jacobs, who served in several capacities including interim Selma police chief, died Wednesday of an apparent suicide, authorities confirmed.

Jacobs, a longtime law enforcement officer, was employed as a child support investigator in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Child Support Collections for the past year.

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District Attorney Michael Jackson said he was notified of the loss late Wednesday.

“He was a valued employee and he’s going to be missed,” Jackson said. “We’ll be praying for his family.”

Jacobs had also served as a fire investigator and as assistant chief in the Selma Police Department. Further details were unavailable.