Ted Jacoby passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2006, after a valiant battle with cancer. Chief Jacoby served with distinction and honor during his career as a Seattle Police Officer, as well as military service in the United States Army. He received Air Medals and a Purple Heart for his heroic service as an Army DUSTOFF pilot in Vietnam. He was a pilot with the 159th Med Det. who served at Cu Chi in the 1968-69 time frame.
Assistant Chief Jacoby served in a variety of units in the Seattle Police Department from the North and South Precincts, to the Bomb Squad and Communications to finally serving as Assistant Chief in the Emergency Preparedness Bureau. He will be deeply missed by his SPD family. Chief Jacoby’s family expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support shown their family by SPD. He is survived by his wife, Pat, his mother Margaret, three brothers, five sisters, as well as many nephews and nieces.
Donations are suggested to St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Mark Catholic Church, 18033 15th Place NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Flowers may be sent to St. Mark Catholic Church.