Police Officer James David Bonneau

Police Officer James David Bonneau

Jackson Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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James David Bonneau

Police Officer James Bonneau was shot and killed after responding to investigate a domestic disturbance report at 12:12 a.m. at 140 Mitchell Street.

Officer Bonneau and an officer from the Blackman Township Department of Public Safety responded to follow up on a report from earlier in the night of a domestic incident. When they arrived, the suspect began fighting with the officers and opened fire with a weapon, killing Officer Bonneau and wounding the Blackman Township officer. The suspect was shot and killed by the officers.

Officer Bonneau had served with the Jackson Police Department for two years. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, sister, and brother.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 42

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Bonneau,

Shortly before you lost your life you were dispatched to the South Side for an injured deer walking down the road, we had called it in. I remember it was snowing like crazy and you and my husband went into some of the empty lots behind our house looking for her. You handed your card to us and said call back if we saw it again, you were concerned for her suffering as we were. I remember my husband saying that you both were walking through the snow and you and he had laughed about how silly it might look to anyone driving by. I saw you a few other times and you were always so kind.

Almost 10 years later we often think of that call and how you were taken from your family and us citizens that appreciated what you and your fellow officers do. It was probably one of the silliest calls you had gotten, but it made a lasting memory for us and our family.

Thank you for serving us and I am sorry your life was taken.

Citizen of Jackson

October 23, 2019

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