Bob Jones University will host the third annual Allen Jacobs Memorial Prayer Breakfast Thursday, March 14, to honor the memory of Officer Allen Jacobs and recognize law enforcement professionals across Greenville County. The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. in the Davis Room of the Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common on the BJU campus.
“It is important to support our local law enforcement officers as they strive to keep our community safe,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “This event is a sobering reminder of the sacrifice that our officers and their families dutifully shoulder and an effort to ensure that their service does not go unnoticed.”
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will deliver the keynote address. During the breakfast, the Allen Jacobs Award of Valor, Public Safety Employee of the Year, Award of Merit, and the Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented.
The breakfast is provided free of charge to area law enforcement personnel. Business and community leaders across the Upstate are encouraged to attend and sponsor the event.
Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Allen Jacobs Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was created at the request of the Jacobs family, to assist BJU students majoring in criminal justice. Since 2016, over $65,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund.