Type of Officer: Undersheriff
Jurisdiction: Barton County
County: Barton
Death Date: 11/28/1950
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Accident
Undersheriff Jacka, who had recently been elected sheriff, was searching for two farmers reported overdue at their homes. Driving west of Great Bend, he discovered the two men, electrocuted by electrical wires which had been shot down by vandals. As Jacka approached the bodies in the dark, he brushed a wire and was also electrocuted.