Police Officer James Dutch Lister

Police Officer James Dutch Lister

Arizona State University Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 2010

James Dutch Lister

Police Officer James Lister suffered a fatal heart attack one day following his response to a fight on the Tempe Campus. He had returned to duty the next day and began to feel ill.

He was able to drive himself to a local hospital where he passed away.

Officer Lister had served in law enforcement for 33 years and had previously served with the Phoenix Police Department. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 596

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Officer Lister,
Sir please forgive my previous reflection left for you. I got the anniversary wrong. On today, the 7th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arizona.


United States Border Patrol

December 16, 2017

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