Knott Co. Chief Deputy dies in line-of-duty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — According to the Knott County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Chief Deputy Bobby Jacobs died Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Jacobs responded from home early December 16 following a tip that a fugitive, who had threatened to kill law enforcement officers, was inside a local residence. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident. 

A few hours later, while on duty at the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Jacobs suffered an apparent heart attack. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Chief Jacobs had served with the Knott Co. Sheriff’s Office for 23 years.

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