A police officer who was killed on duty was honored by his pregnant widow in a maternity shoot. The touching photos soon went viral.
After Greenville Police Officer Allen Jacobs accompanied his wife for a morning ultrasound appointment in March 2016, he went back to work. Before long, Meghan’s phone rang. She went to the hospital and was told her husband had been killed in the line of duty.
A few months later, Meghan decided to honor her late officer husband in a maternity shoot.
Meghan was expecting Allen’s third child, a baby girl named Lennox, who was due in July 2016. Meghan’s good friend, Jessie Ellex, a photographer, worked on the six-hour maternity photoshoot with her, which included more than 600 pictures.
The shooting started with the widow and her mother, and later, they were joined by police officers.
“When the police officers met us around 7:30 [p.m.] all I could do was fight back tears. But we all pushed through,” Ellex, 30, told ABC News.
Ellex shared her photoshoot online, which soon went viral.
Among the touching photos, we see Officer Allen Jacobs’s fellow officers and a police dog posing behind the beautiful pregnant mother. There are also photos of Meghan’s late husband’s patrol car, badge, uniform, and the flag that had been on his coffin.
Ellex said on Facebook that the “flag was never disrespected and never touched the ground.”
“The tone of photo shoot was very mixed,” said Ellex. “It was, of course, very somber, but bittersweet, knowing Meghan and Lennox have the support of the Greenville Police Department.”
To keep her late husband’s memory alive for their three children, Meghan also had officers write letters to the children about their dad.
“I think when they’re older and they can read those letters, they will honor him more and appreciate the things that their Dad did for them and in the community,” Jacobs told Fox Carolina. “I just think it will be something very awesome for them to have and for Lennox—so she can know who he was.”