I was checking through the Jacob Family photo’s and came across information regarding Willis James Jacob being a police officer and died in the line of duty. I found the following information on line which I thought I would share.
Constable Willis James Jacob
Ontario Provincial Police
End of Watch: Friday, October 3, 1958
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: 2739
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, October 3, 1958
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Constable Jacob was headed North on Highway 11 outside Barrie, Ontario. Around 8:00 PM, a vehicle travelling Southbound lost control, hit a light pole and was sent crashing into the northbound lane narrowly missing 2 vehicles.
Constable Jacob had no warning and was hit head on. Both drivers were killed instantly.
As a result this tragedy the Ontario Ministry of Transportation made the highway 4 lanes divided in each direction.