Jimmie Dewayne Jacobs was born in Beaver, Oklahoma, on May 7, 1933. He attended Liberal High School in Liberal, Kansas, and graduated in 1951. Jacobs served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955.
Jacobs joined the Patrol on July 16, 1956. After field training in Ulysses, he was stationed in Wellington. He transferred to El Dorado in 1959.
On October 6, 1959, Jacobs was on an emergency run, transporting blood needed for immediate surgery in Eureka. Jacobs picked up the blood from a trooper at the El Dorado Turnpike gate and was rushing east on U.S. 54 to relay the blood to a Greenwood County Sheriff's Deputy.
Approximately 7 miles east of El Dorado, Jacobs passed a semi
truck and was starting to pass a 1½-ton grain truck when it turned left
in front of his patrol car. Jacobs struck the truck, entered the ditch,
and struck a telephone pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The blood was recovered from the wrecked patrol car and relayed to the
hospital. The physician later credited Trooper Jacobs and the Patrol for
playing a major role in saving his patient.
Trooper Jacobs was survived by his wife and 3-month-old daughter.