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 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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Rest in peace Captain Sawyer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 13, 2019

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