Deputy Sheriff Anne Marie Jackson

Deputy Sheriff Anne Marie Jackson

Skagit County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Anne Marie Jackson

Deputy Anne Jackson was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a residence in the small town of Alger. When dispatchers were unable to reach her, another deputy was sent to the location and found her body, along with a second shooting victim.

A suspect was located and led responding officers on a pursuit down I-5 in which he wounded a Washington State Patrol trooper and fatally shot another motorist. He was apprehended at the Skagit County Sheriff's Office by members of the Washington State Patrol, Mount Vernon Police Department, and the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the suspect had also murdered three other people on two properties near the location where Deputy Jackson was shot.

On September 17, 2009, the suspect pled guilty to six counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison or a mental institution. His sentence begins in the state mental institution. When he is deemed to be competent and no longer dangerous he will be transferred to the state penitentiary.

Deputy Jackson had served with the Skagit County Sheriff's Office for 6 years. She is survived by her parents.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge U76

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Anne was on patrol that day when she heard the dispatcher that there was a disturbance at a home in Alger, Wa. Knowing the home, the residents of this home where she had previously been called several times, took the call. Thinking that she knew the situation well, she would be able to resolve the issues at hand like she had done before. She left her car, stepped up to the house, and before she could get a sentence out, she was fatally shot. Isaac Zamora whom had a severe mental illness, bolted out of the house gun in hand jumped in a vehicle, and took off blindly. Ending up in a rural housing community near by, shot my girlfriend Julie Binchcus's husband Fred on the ground bleeding and returning home after work with a bag of groceries was met by this crazed man that fatally shot her in the face dead, leaving as abruptly as he came, then took off driving like a crazy man, he shot a man on a motorcycle by the mini mart gas station at the I5 on ramp heading south, and 2 people in a passing car. Leading the police on a wild and scary ride, concluding out in front of the Skagit County Sheriffs department downtown Mount Vernon. There were 6 dead, 2 injured. Alger WA was now a topic of conversation nationwide and in shock. Its been 11 years now, but I remember it as if it were yesterday, it was something too tragic to forget. I'm sure these are not the only facts, but loosing a friend like Julie is all I remember now. You can never predict what a person is thinking, because just when you do, it can be fatal. Take the extra steps to be safe.

Tess Pederson
Sedro Woolley,WA

July 9, 2019

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