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Captain Jimmy Douglas Sawyer | North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina

Captain

Jimmy Douglas Sawyer

North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, April 5, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 23 years

Badge # 101

Cause: Heart attack

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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.

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Sgt. Jim Russo
April 5, 2017

 

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