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Karl Andrew Jacobson
Acadia National Park

Ranger Jacobson, 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.

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