Update: Female State Trooper Killed In Domestic Shooting In Ozark

Alabama State Troopers are mourning the loss of one of their own.

WSFA 12 News confirmed Thursday night that an off-duty trooper was shot and killed in an apparent domestic dispute.  Spokesman Tracy Nelson says a 911 call led law enforcement to a home just inside Ozark's city limit on Alabama Highway 123.  That is where they found the female trooper's body. She has been identified as 30-year-old Jennifer Jacobs.

Trooper Nelson says she went to her ex-husband's home to pick up the kids.  He says the husband, 36-year-old Scott Jacobs, shot and killed her with a handgun before turning the weapon on himself.  Emergency medical officials took him to Flowers Hospital in Dothan where he later died.

State Troopers say Jennifer Jacobs joined the patrol in 2005 and just recently transferred to the Dothan post to be closer to her family.  She leaves behind a son and two daughters.

Ozark's mayor, Bob Bunting tells WSFA 12 News that he is shocked by the news. He remembers her as a great police officer. He says, "She showed great determination, as she went through the state trooper program." Bunting adds, "It's a sad day for the state and the city of Ozark."


There is help for women who feel they are being used in a home.  The Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery serves Montgomery and surrounding counties. It gets about 2,500 crisis calls every year.  To contact the shelter call 1-800-650-6522.