Correctional Officer James Dimanoff

Correctional Officer James Dimanoff

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, October 14, 1997

James Dimanoff

Corrections Officer James Dimanoff was killed after falling from a guard tower while trying to secure a trap door.

After climbing up several flights on a ladder of the tower he was assigned to, he fell through the trap door and was fatally injured.
Officer Dimanoff served at Gatesville. He is survived by his two sons.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Came across this page as I was looking up old friends. So glad that I did. Been almost 20 years since you have been gone. Our times together as soldiers at Fort Hood were some of my most treasured memories. Living next door to each other sure helped. Never a weekend went by that we were not outside watching our kids grow up together and sharing a beer. Ruth was the first person to turn Karin and I onto the great taste of Cumin. Taco salad is now part of my life every week. I remember it was you who took me on my first boat ride trying to catch some bass. Never did but that sunburn is my reminder of a great time together. I am hoping Derek or Jimmy will see this post and know that your were my best friend back in those times. Reach out to me at [email protected] to reconnect. I miss you and Ruth and hope someday to see you again on Fiddlers Green. Rest easy my friend, love you...Dwaine Sutter

Sergeant Major Dwaine Sutter
Soldier and Friend

July 6, 2017

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