View Full Version : What kind of man was Bruce Jacob? (Hookecho)

07-22-2013, 06:41 PM
For those who didnt know, Bruce is no longer with us. He was killed on duty by a car while moving debris out of the interstate roadway on Saturday. (See www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?57827-Notification)

On facebook there is a group where an individual wanted to get as much information about who Bruce is so she can write a story about him. I told her this website would be a great place to learn about Bruce as he has affected so many peoples lives.

I created an account for her so she can log in and see this thread (and all others). Please tell your stories, feelings, etc about Bruce here. Please keep this thread on topic. I will not be tolerant of threadjacking in here. Please also be somewhat mindful of language as this thread is here for somewhat official capacity.

07-22-2013, 07:02 PM
Ill start.

Bruce was probably the best man I knew. I talked to him several times a week, most the time about nothing, just 2 bros BSing about whatever happened to be brought up. I helped him troubleshoot stuff with his Celica, sent him parts, hed send me parts. He had this gun. I really wanted one, and he bought all the stuff to refinish it, did all the work himself, worked it over, did his best to make sure this thing would shoot awesome for me. Spent his own money to ship it the legal way to a FFL dealer in my state (I live in Utah). He wouldnt let me pay for it. Thats the kind of guy he was. Just do anything for a friend if he could, if it would make them happy. I dont really have much else running around in my head at the moment, but thats the kind of Bro Bruce was to me.

07-22-2013, 07:39 PM
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say exactly what Luni said.

I used to work 90 minutes from my house. After a long day of work, then a 60 minute bus ride I would be dead tired and still have another 30 minutes of driving to do. Bruce would always answer the phone and we would just shoot the shit about anything be it cars, life, the random perp he just took in the night before, etc. He was there when I needed to vent about life in general, provided an ear to chew off when life kicked me to the curb and we (being my family) had to rebuild our financial life from square one. Bruce would do anything in his power to help his friends.

The other thing was his sense of humor. He could take the jokes and dish them to no avail. There were times we'd be talking that he would have me in tears from laughter. The world lost a great husband and father.

07-22-2013, 07:40 PM
Bruce is the definition of family. Through Celicatech a stranger from several states away became one of my closest friends. He was without a doubt one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure to know, much less call a friend.

A couple of years ago when Chaos blew her first engine, Celicatech, as we have many times before came together to do what family does. Money and time was donated. Many folks donated parts. Bruce donated an entire drivetrain. After a little bit it was decided that I was in need of an actual garage to do the work in, as I lived in a dinky apartment complex. Matt (Collapsed Nut) came from North Carolina with a trailer and we loaded Chaos up and drove ten hours from Knoxville, TN to Jackson, MS.

We stayed with Bruce and his wife Jennifer for a little shy of a week and completed the drivetrain swap and converted Chaos to a five speed in the process. Bruce was a machine. There was no hurdle that was insurmountable, and between the three of us, we had the brunt of the work completed in the first day.

We then spent two more days fixing everything we broke on the first day.

The final score was:

One Timing Belt: Murg

One Clutch Master Cylinder: Matt

One Head Gasket: Bruce

Then there was the passenger side brake pads, but I never mentioned those, cause I didn't want to hurt Bruce's feelings. What kind of a noob installs brake pads backwards?

I spoke to Bruce weekly, sometimes just bullshitting about life. He would call me up and I would hear him call into dispatch to tell them he was taking a break. We would talk about the world, politics, economics.

When I bought Harmony (my `13 Mustang) I called Bruce when I was at the dealership. I was being offered an astronomical deal, something that was too good to be true. I needed someone who was grounded and not biased to little prancing ponies to give me advice. Bruce was who I turned too. Sometimes deals can be that good.

The world lost a great man Saturday. A man with morals, a man who understood right and wrong.

A great friend.

In a few hours I am loading up in my car, with Matt, and we are taking a different route to Jackson, this time to say goodbye to a great friend. Matt will have been on the road for nearly thirty hours by the time he gets to my house in Kentucky. But there was never a question.

I will close this with a post from Bruce himself, telling the story of our Chaos Swap a couple of years back. Because this is the best example I can think of to tell what a great man Bruce is, in his own words.

Murg and Matt are gone. They rolled out around 4pm. The past few days had their ups and downs but we had a lot of fun. Overall the the swap went pretty much as planned. There was a lot of work to do and we pretty much spent all of our time together in the shop. We were like a bunch of sorry dogs by the end of each day.

So to sum things up Chaos got another motor, automatic to 5 speed conversion, and some custom exhaust work. The exhaust sounds loud and obnoxious. Just the way we like it.

Murg took me for a ride in Chaos and I got to feel what 60mph in a sharp turn feels like. It felt like we were in a straight away. That car handles nicely and the ride is smooth. I didn't expect that with coil overs.

I wish we could have spent more time just relaxing and shooting the shit but oh well. I had a great time with them and we bonded well. I hope Chaos gets plenty of miles out of that motor.

Enjoy some pics of the carnage.

Matt Loaded up and headed to Murg's house.


Murg leaving home.


The only picture of Matt. In a reflection while taking a picture of Chaos.


Murg arrives at my place.


Then the work begins the next morning.


Chaos gets a bath


Photo op time!


The first 5th Gen RWD Celica is born.


For men like us, there is no better way to bond than over cars. That is what drew us all here. That is what makes Celicatech family. Chaos got 30k out of that engine, but the memories will last a lifetime.

I love you like a brother Bruce, and I will miss you.

07-22-2013, 09:04 PM
How do you measure a great man?

Is it by the volume of friends he has?

Is it by the number of good deeds he does?

Is it by the stories that can be told after he leaves this world for the next?

For me, the measure of a great man can be all things above. To be truly great, I believe, you must be able to humble others. Bruce was one of a handful of men that I have met thus far in life to have humbled me.

Over the past couple of years, Iíve known Bruce as the forthcoming Cop from Mississippi. Heís shared stories from his beat, his life and is always ready with a comeback to razz the regulars in our auto community. It wasnít until the past year, did I really get to know Bruce as a guy outside the forums.

No matter how many times he talked about being street smart over book smart, Bruce was an intelligent man. One of the ways I admire a person is through their patience, especially when it comes to seeing an opposing view point. Iíve made it a mission of mine to be a better listener of people, and it was always a pleasure to receive the benefit of the doubt from him.

It has been no secret that over the past year, as I have been buried under a mountain of student loan debt, that my finances have been constrained. I have spent a lot less time working on my Celica, and a lot less time active within the community as I deal with my personal battles. I canít tell you how humbling it was, to get a PM from Bruce letting me know that he appreciated my principles so much, that he was willing to cover a soon-expiring CTech membership.

Having someone watch out for you, without any asking, with a small token of generosity and appreciation is humbling. I write this at this moment with tear welling up in my eyes thinking about the number of times I can count on my right hand, someone stepping up without any expectation and humbling me like that. That is the sign of a great man, and a great friend.

Iím sure most of us have been humbled, one time or another by Bruceís friendship and generosity. To be a police officer in todayís world, with the pressures, images and outrageous duties, and still be humble; is a very admirable trait. This is the type of man you wished all law enforcement was measured to. I couldnít think of a better person to be serving the community.

As many of you know, over the last month, I have faced some big life decisions. Ultimately, I chose to keep my Celica, to chase after a woman I am deeply in love with, and let go of all my political aspirations to pursue a career in telling stories through film.

Bruce was there. While he bagged on me in good sport with a couple of my posts, he called me up genuinely interested in my adventure. I explained to him what happened, how she got cold feet, how I had to chase after her or face a lifetime of regret, and how the events of my life were unfolding into a story Iíd someday have to tell.

He chuckled and told me that if it didnít work out, he would set me up with some nice, innocent southern church belles, who would ravish me in bed. I told him, that he was one of the good guys and a character for sure. Someday, I promised him that I would work his character into a film of mine, and he wanted me to keep him updated on how things were turning out.

Bruce was my road mechanic. He was the guy I called with each concern and issue. In the middle of an arrest, he answered the phone from his cruiser. I donít know many people that pickup a call no matter what is happening, but he was one of them.

I briefly spoke to Bruce the day before his passing. He told me about how busy the past week had been for him and I let him know that things were going well here. Iím expecting the package he sent to come in the mail today, along with a message he wrote. I havenít been able to do anything else as I wait for it to arrive. Even after death, Bruce has managed to get in the last word, and one last humbling act.

Iím going to miss you brother.

Youíre going to watch my life play out from another perspective. I hope to share the kindness, generosity, and humor that he did on a daily basis. Thatís my way of memorializing a great man; humbling others and moving forward a stronger person.


07-22-2013, 10:47 PM
Luni posting from Baby Bears username.

Guys, this is powerful. Damn. Good stuff. Thank you.

07-23-2013, 01:31 AM
as i said i never met bruce in person, but he earned my respect from his postings on this site, you could always see the integerity that bruce had with evey post he made.

Hipster Lawrence
07-23-2013, 02:15 AM
I only met Bruce 2 times. Once at the dragon in 2011 and last year at John's house. I can't really make long mushy posts about him because I barely knew him. But he, just like everyone else here has welcomed me into this community like no other I've ever been a part of. Both times I've hung with Bruce he saw my social awkwardness and did his best to make feel comfortable. He was such a nice guy, I remember him saying something like Jesse needs to be more social, or something like that, not in a dickish way, he honestly wanted me to hang around him more and be more social.
Even though I'm still relatively new here I consider him and everyone here as some of the best friends I've ever had, dare I say "family".

A couple of years ago when Chaos blew her first engine, Celicatech, as we have many times before came together to do what family does. Money and time was donated. Many folks donated parts. Bruce donated an entire drivetrain. After a little bit it was decided that I was in need of an actual garage to do the work in, as I lived in a dinky apartment complex. Matt (Collapsed Nut) came from North Carolina with a trailer and we loaded Chaos up and drove ten hours from Knoxville, TN to Jackson, MS.

Has it been 2 years? Crazy.

This event is what proved to me that this place is different. I always knew it but really wasn't sure why. I remember Bruce offering up his garage, tools and drivetrain like it was no big deal, and thinking wow this dude is really a generous guy, why is he just giving this stuff away? Then everyone started just giving Murg PayPal funds. It was then that I knew that I had to be a part of this family, I've never seen anything like this,outside of my core group of friends from my childhood and my actual family. Honestly my actual family other than my sister (who ive been considering bringing to the dragon) isn't even this generous.

07-23-2013, 02:27 AM
I never had the opportunity to meet Bruce in person but he and I talked a good bit online here.

As the others have said, Bruce was an intelligent man and one hell of a human being. Bruce did not suffer fools lightly but in the next breath he would be offering his wisdom and help. Bruce was an all around great guy. He added so much to the site and to our lives. Personally, I looked forward everyday to coming home from what and checking through the post of the day to see what Bruce had to say. He was a hell of a joker, he always had a smart comment to make when someone left the opening. He was always ready to help out by answering questions when people needed help. He was great to offer up parts and advice when needed as well. And from his posts you KNEW he dearly loved his family. There was no doubt about that. They came first. He made us feel like we were part of the family as well. I wish I had had the chance to meet him in person and get to know him better.

Rest in peace my friend.

07-23-2013, 03:41 AM
I don't talk much on here, and didn't know him well but a quote he used and i asked to use for my sig says a lot about what kind of person he was

07-23-2013, 05:06 AM
That quote is awesome.

07-23-2013, 09:22 AM
Bruce was the kind of person every parent dreams their child will grow up to be. He was completely selfless, devoted to his friends and family, and always willing to go out of his way to help someone in need.

A few years back I went through some pretty rough personal stuff and got pretty depressed, Bruce went out of his way to text me almost every day to check in on me and try to cheer me up or offer me encouragement. Bruce had this faith in humanity, a faith I never understood, but always wished I could experience, even just once. When Fury's engine started dying Bruce was right there running my through different things I could check to figure out what was going on with that stubborn car. As I started talking about replacing the engine over the last year or so, Bruce offered help finding any parts.. even offered to come help put her back together if I needed it.

Bruce was an inspiration to strive for better as a person, to do better. To BE better. He made everyone he interacted with feel accepted, to feel like someone was on their side even if they felt completely alone. Bruce was an amazing person. I wish I had the opportunity to have know Bruce in person- I can only imagine how awesome he was based on how awesome he was via ctech and text messaging. I will always have gratitude for Bruce for helping me to see through a really dark time, and for always being there if I just needed to BS for a while or stop me form killing Fury with fire when she was a pain. I wish I could talk to him one more time, as I'm sure we all do. I will truly miss Bruce.

07-23-2013, 09:46 AM
If I might interject a thought -- if there are people in your life who inspire the kind of sentiments now offered to Bruce and his family, take this thread as a reminder to express that appreciation to the world and to those who inspire it.

07-23-2013, 10:11 AM

I talked to Bruce a few times on the phone - he was A#1 real people. It is a shock to find out that he is gone - I always just took it for granted that I would meet hm in person one day.

07-23-2013, 06:24 PM
Bruce was a person I admired. He was a person who made other people better just by his presence. I know I made changes in my life based on interactions that involved him and for it, I am a better person. CBB nailed it when he said Bruce was a humble man. Through his humbleness he was one of the few great people I have known in my life.


07-23-2013, 09:31 PM
I never had the opportunity to meet Bruce in person, but I also took it for granted that I would cruise down the dragon with him eventually. It is clear from his willingness to help others and his drive to make the world a better place (whether by being a good friend, forum mod or officer of the law) that Bruce was a quality guy.

He will be missed.

07-23-2013, 11:46 PM
I wish I had more Bruce stories to share. I like many others only got to meet him twice and I was soooooooo fucking excited to see him the first time we met. I made sure to give him the biggest gayest hug I could. He was always there to lend a hand or an ear. He would call me from time to time and we would talk about nothing in particular. We would text and it would always start with something like "hi honey, how was your day". He was such a great person to be around and was, as easy as I could put it, a model human being. I love that giant teddy bear of a man and will miss him immensely. Never before have I met a more selfless man.

07-24-2013, 02:59 PM
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/6/9/4/img_20130723_150344_827.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=23130)

After the service we all gathered at Bruce's house to talk and enjoy company. Officer Jamie, basically Bruce's best friend, pulled his car up by Bruce's shop and we took this photo.

07-24-2013, 06:44 PM
It's so nice to see how many of the C-Tech crew was able to make it out. I don't know what else could possibly speak more powerfully to the volumes of friendship and commitment Bruce brought to this site.

There are few that bring the same rare mixture of serious mechanical commitment and good natured revelry that makes this site great. I remember when I first started posting here he would almost always respond to my ill formed questions that belied my neophyte status with well formed if somtimes blunt answers.
I was always excited to be getting opinions from the guy with "The fastest NA celica on Celicatech." This was a great value that Bruce brought here. The patiance to deal with ignorance (which I imagine must have also been a boon to him as an officer of the law).

C-Tech lost a vertebrate saturday. There will be no replacing it. We can only grow ourselves into bigger people to hope to fill the hole that he left.

Smile on us from the big garage in the sky Bruce, we will miss you!

07-24-2013, 07:29 PM
The best kind.

07-24-2013, 09:03 PM
It looks like this might be the article that they were gathering our thoughts for.


07-24-2013, 10:32 PM
It's the start of it, I think Rob said there was possibly going to be a longer article... or maybe they edited it down, much like "mostly harmless".

07-24-2013, 10:42 PM
Great group over there from C-Tech - maybe something special could be organized for the 2014 Dragon.

always saw Bruce's garage from pics of the inside - never the outside. He helped me more than once over the phone and with parts for next to nothing.

I will greatly miss just the quick phone chat while he was at work.

A HUGE gap that is left for us all to muster the courage to try and fill.

07-24-2013, 11:42 PM
Great pictures guys. I'm glad so many could make it.

07-25-2013, 02:39 AM
I had hoped it would be bigger than that, but it is what it is.

joe's gt
07-25-2013, 06:58 AM
I never respected a man more in a shorter amount of time than with Bruce. I tend to respect people based on their honesty and morals. If someone asked me today who was the most honest and moral person you ever met in your life, Bruce would top the list. His endless pearls of wisdom and his continual willingness to help others make him one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. I only wish he could know the impact he has had on my life just by the mere pleasure of reading what he writes on a daily basis and the underlying moral messages he has conveyed in so many of his posts. He once sold me his only extremely rare backup JDM ecu so I did not have to re-pin my harness so I could get my car up and running and get back to work. This is just my own small example of how he has helped me on a personal level, and I can only imagine how many other people on this site and in society have much more significant stories of his generosity. I know I can only aspire to be the magnitude of the man Bruce was, and although he is no longer with us, he will continue to live with me and I'm sure many others with his past actions and words that have inspired us to try and live up to Bruce's standards.

07-26-2013, 11:48 PM
It gives no justice to a man we all respected but here is a short video of Bruce's Memorial. http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130726/NEWS/307260056/Dozens-attend-memorial-service-fallen-JPD-officer

07-27-2013, 05:02 AM
I never had the pleasure of meeting this man in person. I always felt a strong respect for him. God Bless him and his family. He will be missed.

07-27-2013, 08:02 AM
This makes me sad to see this i dont know what to say with tears running down my cheeks.

07-28-2013, 08:33 AM
When are you coming to visit us in Utah Kendall? Or when are you going to be home so I can come up for a weekend in September or October and do some god damn fishing with you?

This shit is what its about. Bruces death makes me realize this more and more. Its all about your friends. Family and Friends (I dont really have much of a line between my family and friends) is really all you have.

07-28-2013, 04:33 PM
Timmah's a loner in AZ!!


But I will be traveling to Denver, CO Springs and Casper frequently now so I could spooon with Crisco and Seth :)

07-28-2013, 04:45 PM
I'm looking forward to see some folks once I get back to WV. I haven't seemed to be able to get out of Texas much since I got here.

07-29-2013, 08:22 PM
I'm looking forward to see some folks once I get back to WV. I haven't seemed to be able to get out of Texas much since I got here.

That's because Texas is massive. :)

07-29-2013, 09:15 PM
^Tell me about Mario. Going home the usual route it takes me as long to get to Arkansas as it would get get into Georgia from WV. It's around 4 hours to get out here at best.

07-30-2013, 11:54 AM
My experiences in the Marine Corps, both mobilized in Iraq and at home, I've had the distinct pleasure of serving with some of the finest souls this country has to offer, and I always tried to emulate the best of the best in that regard. I usually had at least a bit of success in emulating those individuals. But as long as we're being honest here, at the end of the day, I frequently found myself wanting to be as good as Bruce in basically every department of life. Everywhere from being a badass to his knowledge in cars, to his sense of humor, to his humility, to his sense of duty, to the fact that even though he was always dealing with people on the worst day of their lives and they're taking it out on him... he never got jaded. He would come here, we would make distasteful cop jokes at him, and he'd roll with it. Those are areas of life that I, to this day, think he had a better mastery of than I ever will. My signature definitely shows that too. He came here, saw that doubtlessly every day, and thought it was funny. (For those that don't know, he used to have the same picture in his signature with a caption that said "Run, I dare you". I stole it from him and made it into a joke). The other thing that caught my eye, as I was catching up on my two week hiatus, was a post he made which had to have been one of his last few before the accident. But he said, "If I die too soon, it won't be too late". I'm sure if the roles were reversed, he would be the first to point out the irony there in a good natured manner...

A bit of a side story here, but about a month ago a high school era contact of mine was posting some pretty nasty stuff on Facebook about how "cops are seriously the worst" and "Never trust a cop" and posting a bunch of stories about police abuse of authority and killing animals and the like. This did not sit well with me. I viewed it as a twisted form of racism. Because, yes. There are times when cops abuse authority and do stupid things. But to extrapolate that out to all cops is a travesty. It's the same concept as viewing me as a baby killing, mommy raping, scumbag who urinates on dead insurgents and carries SS flags around everywhere. The fact that I've done none of those things mixed with the fact that there are people out there that think I have based on association of a uniform was a sidebar to that conversation. The fact is I called this person out saying that 90% of cops are actually trying to do the right thing... like removing a grill from a freeway. I had Bruce in mind when I called this person out because I know he didn't like being associated with someone who shot a dog for no reason. He wouldn't have stood for it if it was one of his friends saying the same things about me, so I couldn't let it happen to him.

That's the amount of respect I had for the guy. Knowing how he was as a person gave me the intestinal fortitude to call out someone I've known for 15ish years to set them straight. I can only think of one person in the Marine Corps I would do that for. Which also plays into why I regard Bruce as being better at those areas of life than I am... because I feel like he would have a wider pool.

Sorry for the rambling.

07-30-2013, 11:17 PM
Seth, I thought the same thing about Bruce's post you referenced. I read it an hour or so after finding out about his death. It gave me a chill at first but then I thought about Bruce and I think you're right, he would have found the irony in it.

07-31-2013, 06:50 AM
Yeah, it was a bit weird to think about.

I gave 'em some beer tonight. My wife attended his Castle Rock memorial service. She didn't know about "Pouring some in the dirt" before. So I showed her how we do it back home. Only problem is I got too many dead homies. It's expensive to keep doin' this. But ay, gotta do what I gotta do. Ain't tryina cheap out on my boys.

07-31-2013, 07:02 AM
You know what's messed up though? I'm more messed up over this than when my own grandparents died. I guess it was cause I expected it from them. I dunno, it's weird.

07-31-2013, 07:10 AM
Grandparents are old. You kind of expect it. They lived a full life.

Bruce was so young.

We really should start moving on. I love him more than any of you can know but it is painful to keep talking about it as well.

07-31-2013, 07:34 AM

07-31-2013, 05:04 PM
I've been pricing out flights lately. I've talked about coming to visit some of you fucks on the left coast, but i think now, everything has kind of been put into perspective. The things that really matter. And I think i need to see "real" mountains and party with bears in their natural habitats. I'll probably be in chicago in may as well. Hopefully thats more than enough heads up for stacy :p

08-04-2013, 01:26 PM
Oooohhh shit dude. Keep me posted. I have yet to actually get into Utah beyond just driving through. If you head out to the SLUT, let me know when that is. I'll see if I can catch some time off and head out there too. Yes. Crash that party, cause nobody invited me. Don't care. I needs me some papa bear. I don't care if this paragraph doesn't make sense. Hit me up. Robots!

08-05-2013, 01:42 AM
You should come hang whenever my broken ass gets out there. (UT)
Make a damn party of that shit.

08-05-2013, 02:27 AM
Shit, are we going to have a Utah Bromance? Let me know when to bring my Game Cube.

08-05-2013, 03:16 AM
We should do this big bromance camping experience. There's some great camping up by the AZ/UT border.

08-05-2013, 08:45 AM
Tim, sometime Id like to fish Glens Ferry below Glen Canyon Dam. I dont know if we would be able to do this anytime soon, hell I dont even know when Mario is coming out. It has to be sometime after I finish my MR2, and I still gotta get Brians MR2 off my lift before I can start mine.

08-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Hopefully thats more than enough heads up for stacy :p

I give Mario shit because he called when he was already at the airport 10 minutes from my house, but we were out of town that weekend. I think 9 months is enough notice, jerk!

Sent from my phone using Tapatalk ^_^

08-05-2013, 03:45 PM
I want to fish with the bears.

08-05-2013, 04:03 PM
Tim, sometime Id like to fish Glens Ferry below Glen Canyon Dam. I dont know if we would be able to do this anytime soon, hell I dont even know when Mario is coming out. It has to be sometime after I finish my MR2, and I still gotta get Brians MR2 off my lift before I can start mine.

I'm planning a Labor Day camping trip with the family. You're welcome to crash.

08-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Tim, sometime Id like to fish Glens Ferry below Glen Canyon Dam. I dont know if we would be able to do this anytime soon, hell I dont even know when Mario is coming out. It has to be sometime after I finish my MR2, and I still gotta get Brians MR2 off my lift before I can start mine.

Bro, "soon" is relative when you move in glacial time.

Fuckin Polar Bears... *shakes head and smirks*

08-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Bro, "soon" is relative when you move in glacial time.

Fuckin Polar Bears... *shakes head and smirks*

He runs off of JST(Jonsey Standard Time). I've known him for several years and still haven't figured out the correlation between JST and actual time.

08-05-2013, 06:32 PM
He knows I'm just messin with him. :D

08-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Im going to see luni on the 23rd...this was planned a while out though. We doing camping and drinking and hiking and drinking and racing and drinking and drinking and sleepin it off.

08-05-2013, 09:23 PM
I was going to try and make it out around then but Luni said it wouldn't work logistically.
You kids have fun though :)

08-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Yeah, I'll be at work.

08-07-2013, 04:46 AM
I will weigh in here rather somber.

I was trying to say what kind of a man Bruce Jacob "was".

I can't do it - it is just too sad for me.

Bruce was strong but gentle - and he would help anybody that asked. He was just the best kind.

He was an anchor for many - including myself, and I am sure his family as well.

The world is certainly a lessor place without Bruce on the watch.....

08-11-2013, 09:07 PM
Hi Everyone, it's been sometime since I've posted something on here. I noticed Hookecho has passed away and I wanted to give my condolences to the people who knew him well. I liked the guy and he was friendly with me in the brief conversation(s) we had.

Rest well Sir.