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Police Officer James Lowell Capoot | Vallejo Police Department, California Vallejo Police Department, California

Police Officer

James Lowell Capoot

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 21 years

Badge # 497

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer James Capoot was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of bank robbery suspects following a high-speed chase.

Officer Capoot pursued the suspect vehicle through a residential area, where he executed a PIT maneuver and disabled the suspect vehicle. He pursued the suspect on foot until he was shot several times while in the back yard of a residence.

He was transported to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was arrested near the scene. On November 11, 2015, he was sentenced to three life terms with no possibility of parole.

Officer Capoot was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served the Vallejo Police Department for 19 years and had previously served with the California Highway Patrol for two years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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Jim was one of the best police officers that we have in the Vallejo Police Department. He was a great motorcycle officer and he volunteer at our Vallejo Schools teaching students to play basketball. We will always miss you Jim always.

Retired Police Captain Anthony Pearsall, Vallejo Police Dept. Vallejo. CA.
November 18, 2015


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