During the Memorial Day Special at the Duck River Raceway Park in Lewisburg, Tennessee on Sunday, Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Jacob “Jake” Beu will be honored in a memorial lap. The local detective died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, May 7, 2023 as he was serving the citizens of Rutherford County.
Beu served as a U.S. Marine before joining the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in 2017. While working at the Sheriff's Office, he received the Bronze Enforcement award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for 48 DUI convictions in 2018. He later went on to serve as a Field Training Officer wth the field training program in 2019. That same year, he became a part of the S.W.A.T. team, functioning as a Master Breacher and an Entry Team Member. In March of last year, Beu was promoted to the rank of Narcotics Detective in the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit were he remained until the time of his death.
Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Pugh, who competes in dirt track racing, asked about the racers participating in the memorial lap for Beu over the Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday. Pugh said, “Jake was a good guy and I’d like to honor him.”
The memorial lap will be at the beginning of the Front Wheel Drive class. Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. at the speedway that sits at 1100 Haskins Chapel Road in Lewisburg, TN.Detective Beu was only 31-years-old when he was killed in the tragic accident earlier this month. He was laid to rest with honors on May 19, 2023 at the Miller Cemetery in Christiana, Tennessee.