Jacob Brewer, born in 1981 and died September 19, 2015, he was struck and killed by a car Saturday afternoon in Maryland while he participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a charity bike race.
President Obama tweeted, “Jacob devoted his life to empowering people and making government work better for them.”
In addition to the tweet, he released a longer statement that began: “I am heartbroken at the tragic loss of one of my advisers, Jake Brewer.
We set out to recruit the best of the best to join their government and help us harness the power of technology and data to innovate new solutions for the 21st century.
Simply put, Jacob was one of the best.”
Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States, added more in a statement.
“Even his tragic passing, which occurred during a community event to raise money to fight a disease that had stricken a friend, says so much about his character and the daily example he set for all who knew him,” Smith said.
Jacob died at age 34 on September 19, 2015.