On November 18, 2021, Justin and Amber Hicks were tragically and senselessly murdered in their brand new home. Found in the house safe and unharmed was their two year old son, Jacob. Justin and Amber worked extremely hard to build a beautiful future for this boy. He was their entire world. Justin worked as a firefighter for Cherokee County FD and had just completed his paramedic program. He loved to serve others in any way that he could, in and out of the Fire Department. Amber worked as an audiologist tech and had a heart of gold, she was a true friend to all.

The Fire Department is a brotherhood who will always protect and help one another. Upon hearing this tragic news, a group of Justin’s closest Fire Department friends rallied together to help their two year old son. Since Justin and Ambers love of providing and building a beautiful childhood and future for their son was ripped away from them, the firemen created this nonprofit organization to ensure that all his financial needs are met until he is grown.

Be a part of ensuring that Jacobs needs are always taken care of. Lets show this little boy all the love and support that we can.

Jacobs Pathway Foundation is a Federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization.


Lets Build Something Together

First Annual Eagle Bearer Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser (2022)

Meet your Board of Directors

Tyler Davidson, President (far right)

David Miller, Vice-President (middle)

RC Vaughn, CFO (far left)


“We believe Jacob is a child of the fire department now, we will do whatever we can to help raise him as if he was our own”

As we have developed this 501(c)(3) organization over the past year and a half it has become abundantly clear to us that there are other first responder families in need. As we grow our organization and with the help of our corporate sponsors and our annual fundraising events we are beginning to branch out and help those first responder families. When appropriate, we donate a portion of fundraiser event funds to those first responder families.