Jackman, 29, was shot and killed while
working an off-duty security job at North
Hills Bank of Kansas City North, at NW Englewood Road and U.S.
169 when three armed suspects entered
the bank, announced a holdup and attempted to rob it. Officer
Jackman attempted to intervene, was
shot four times and fatally wounded but was able
to return fire and seriously wound one
of the suspects.
He was pronounced dead at North Kansas City Hospital five hours after the shooting.
Three suspects fled the scene, two in a car and one escaped on foot after giving up the failed robbery attempt.
The vehicle used in the escape, reported stolen from an auto leasing lot, was later located behind the Kansas City Waterworks. Four suspects in the offense, three male and one female were captured shortly after midnight.
Officer Jackman had served on the Kansas City Police Department since 1971. He was survived by his wife and two young daughters. Memorial services were held at Earp Blue Ridge Chapel. Interment was at Cavalry Memorial Cemetery.
(Lawrence Journal World archive, in part)