who is buried in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, was shot and killed by a poacher on
November 13, 1938 while on boundary patrol in Acadia NP. The elderly
poacher, who pled guilty and served one day in prison, mistook Jacobson,
who was accompanied by his wife while on patrol, for a deer.
Ranger Jacobsonís name was added to the National Law Enforcement
Officerís Memorial in 1989 through the efforts of the NPS chapter of
the Fraternal Order of Police. He is also listed on the state of
Maine Law Enforcement Memorial.
Ranger Jacobson, who was survived by his wife of six months, is
buried in the Eagle Lake Cemetery (Block 61, Section 4, at the north
end of the cemetery) just east of Mankato, Minnesota.
From all accounts Ranger Jacobson was well liked and respected, and
an active member of the Bar Harbor community. His untimely death was
a loss not only to Acadia NP and the NPS community, but to his
friends and family in Bar Harbor and Eagle Lake.