Fallen Greenville officer from Travelers Rest laid to rest

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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — A 28-year-old Greenville police officer from Travelers Rest who was killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Thursday.

Officer Allen Jacobs was fatally shot on Friday afternoon following a brief foot chase in Greenville's Nicholtown community. Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said he was killed by 17-year-old Deontea Mackey, a “confirmed and self-described gang member” who then turned the gun on himself.

According to a report in The Greenville News, Jacobs' gun was holstered at the time he was shot.

Jacobs, a decorated Iraq War veteran, leaves behind a pregnant wife and two young sons.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on the campus of Furman University.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Timmons Arena, with burial to follow in Coleman Memorial Cemetery.

Mackey Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Donations to the Jacobs family can be made through GoFundMe's website here. As of Sunday morning, more than $55K had been raised. 


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