Captain Jimmy Douglas Sawyer

Captain Jimmy Douglas Sawyer

North Carolina Marine Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 5, 2002

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 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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 101

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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You answered the final call 16 yrs ago today. RIP my brother, partner and friend. You always had my back. You are in my thoughts every day.

Sheriff Darryl Liverman
Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office

April 5, 2018

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