Captain Jimmy Douglas Sawyer

Captain Jimmy Douglas Sawyer

North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 5, 2002

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Jimmy Douglas Sawyer

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 a 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 served with the North Carolina Marine Patrol for 18 years and had previously served five years with the Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, and sister.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 101

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Doug. Friday April 5th, 2024 will be 22 yrs since you answered the final call. It seems like yesterday. I think about you every day.RIP brother.

Retired Sheriff Darryl Liverman
Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2024

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