Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 23 years
Badge # 101
Cause: Heart attack
Captain Jimmy Sawyer suffered a fatal heart attack at approximately 10:00 am while performing qualification training at the Campbell University natatorium.
He had just finished a 200-meter swim when he suffered the heart attack. Other members of his agency and rescue personnel performed CPR on him but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Captain Sawyer had been with the North Carolina Marine Patrol for 18 years and had previously served 5 years with the Terrell County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, and sister.