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Officer Allen Jacobs partner among 5 to receive Russ Sorrow Award

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Russ Sorrow Award Ceremony. (Source: Fox Carolina) Russ Sorrow Award Ceremony. (Source: Fox Carolina)
Officer Erik Bryant, Officer Allen Jacobs' partner, and Russ Sorrow Award recipient. (Source: Fox Carolina) Officer Erik Bryant, Officer Allen Jacobs' partner, and Russ Sorrow Award recipient. (Source: Fox Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The partner of fallen Greenville Police officer Allen Jacobs has been honored.  

Officer Erik Bryant's fellow officers said he has gone above the call of duty. Now, he's received the prestigious Russ Sorrow Award.

"He's not only been dedicated to the city of Greenville, he came to work that following week after Officer Jacobs was murdered," said Tony Lee.  

Lee is the Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Greenville County who presented the Russ Sorrow Award.

Bryant was one of 5 men, given that award on Wednesday. 

"It's very humbling, very humbling experience to get this award and I'm honored," said Officer Erik Bryant when asked what it feels like to be honored. 

He works the Nicholtown beat, and the work he does there, was a large part of why Crime Stoppers chose him to receive the Russ Sorrow Award. 

"A lot of his duties include educating the youth in that community about gang activity, and trying to keep the youth away from the gangs," said Lee.

Bryant was Allen Jacobs' partner and they worked that beat together. During Wednesday's ceremony, Bryant sat with Officer Jacobs' wife Meghan, their new born daughter and Jacobs' mother.

"He's stood beside this family, since this time, he's had a young child him and his wife, but he stood with their family," said Lee. It was his dedication to helping the Jacobs family, his own family and the children in the community, that made him this year's award recipient. 

"I've tried to be there for them, since it happened and it's just a very emotional experience for sure," said Bryant.

The four other men also honored with the Russ Sorrow Award are U.S. Postal inspector Michael Nicholson, Highway Patrol State Trooper David Terry, 
Investigator Henry Hammett with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, and special agent Jay Rajaee.

At the ceremony, 8 bouquets were placed on a table, one for Russ Sorrow, and for every officer killed in Greenville County since his death in 1996.  

"You get an award, and it shows that the community is backing you and they do appreciate your duties out there," said Lee.

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