Miami Vice Wiki
Jake Esteban


Metro-Dade Detective, OCB, Vice Division
Shot by Jamaican drug dealers, survived
Played By

Detective Jake Esteban (born 1956) was an officer with the Metro-Dade Police Department, working undercover in the Organized Crime Bureau, Vice Division. He was the partner of Detective Bobby Price, and was in a relationship with Teresa.

While attempting to set up a drug deal, Price and Esteban were ambushed by Desmond Maxwell's rip-off crew -- Price was seriously wounded, but survived.


Price and Esteban were a pair of up-and-coming, ambitious young Detectives at OCB, intent on making as many busts as possible. They liked to move fast on cases, teaming up as "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Captain Go Fast". Crockett served as a mentor of sorts to the young Detectives, helping them along and offering advice on how to succeed (and stay alive) undercover.

In 1984, the two young Vice cops made a $100 bet they would make more busts in a month than Crockett and his new partner Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, which they accepted. Price and Esteban later set up a meet with a group of drug dealers, refusing backup as it was only a "preliminary meet". However, the deal was ambushed by Desmond Maxwell and his rip-off crew, the eleventh deal they had hit in recent weeks. Both cops were shot -- Price died instantly, while Esteban was seriously wounded but survived. Fortunately, Esteban had had the foresight to conceal a recording device about his person, and used this to pass on a description of the shooters to the rest of OCB. This ensured the Jamaicans were later brought to justice, while Esteban went on to recover in hospital.