Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date January 15, 2001
Contact Lieutenant Ed McBride
Phone (909) 826-5972
Fax (909) 826-2526


Biography of Slain Riverside Police Officer

Click for larger image - Detective Charles Douglas "Doug" Jacobs IIIRiverside, Ca-  On January 13, 2001, Detective Charles Douglas "Doug" Jacobs III, age 30, was slain after responding to a report of loud music at 3140 Lemon Street. Jacobs, a five year veteran of the Riverside Police Department leaves behind a wife, Tamara Jacobs, age 32, a stepson, Nicholas , age 10, and a daughter, Rachel, age 7 months. He is also survived by his father Charles D. Jacobs II., his mother Catherine Corine Miller, his half-brother Raymond Miller, and a stepsister Tara Schofield.

Doug Jacobs was a life long resident of Riverside. In his youth he attended St. Thomas Elementary School, Chemawa Middle School, and Arlington High School. He later attended Riverside Community College, the University of La Verne, and most recently, was enrolled in a Master of Arts program at Chapman University.

Doug's interest in law enforcement was sparked by his grandfather, George Boutin, who is a retired Riverside County Deputy Sheriff. Doug began as a Riverside County Sheriff's Explorer, where he attained the rank of Post Captain. In 1988, he was certified as Reserve Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He remained there until being hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (LASO) in 1990. Doug distinguished himself early on as a Deputy by graduating number one in his academy class. He then served in a variety of assignments, until leaving LASO in 1995 to work for the Riverside Police Department (RPD). Since becoming a Riverside Officer, Doug has been recognized for his outstanding effort and achievement. In 1998, he was honored as the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce "Officer of the Quarter."

Doug was promoted to the rank of Detective in March of 2000, and was awaiting reassignment from a field position to Investigations.