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Police Officer James Lowell Capoot

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer James Lowell Capoot

April is a sad month for our Vallejo PD Family, lost 2 on April 7, 1966, 1 on April 12, 2000 and now a Rertired Motor Officer on April 7, 2019.

Hats off on bended knee for all Personal Families, the Blue families with Prayers to Our Lord for Healing, Comfort and Growth. Amen

Officer John Cunningham
Vallejo Police Badge 427

April 10, 2019

Jim, 29 years ago on March 19 , 1990, we entered The CHP Academy Cadet Training Class (CTC ) 2-90 and became fast friends and roommates. We learned, shared, relied on and successfully graduated on August 9, 1990. We moved on to our new assignments with enthusiasm and a sense of helping our communities. We would talk often back then about the job, family and friends. You were always proud to talk about your wife and girls. You also shared with me your desires to leave the CHP and serve and work in the City of Vallejo. You again succeeded and began your career with Vallejo PD. Jim, without question I know you are watching over your family and friends along with providing inspiration to the lords protectors. There is not a day I do not reflect on the time we spent together and the conversations we shared and learned from. So again brother my thoughts and prayers for your family and friends. I know you are watching. “hooray CTC 2-90”

Chief Mike Cardoza
California Highway Patrol

March 30, 2019

Coach, you will never be forgotten. Every time I run in the hills until I'm sick, I'll think of you. That same smell when the air starts getting colder reminds me I'm still breathing and I'm still strong. Thank you for showing such grace and setting a true example in this community. Thanks for showing us kids in the neighborhood what it was like to be up and close to a racecar! That court just isn't the same but it's forever sacred. Until I see you again, I pray for your wife and girls.

JRose Madden
Neighborhood kid :)

January 3, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored today on the 6th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 17, 2017

Jim was one of the best police officers that we have in the Vallejo Police Department. He was a great motorcycle officer and he volunteer at our Vallejo Schools teaching students to play basketball. We will always miss you Jim always.

Retired Police Captain Anthony Pearsall, Vallejo Police Dept. Vallejo. CA.

November 18, 2015

You have no idea how many people you influenced in a positive manner. You set the bar for the rest of us to strive for. RIP 497 we have the watch

Sgt Anon Anon

November 17, 2015

Jimmy, thank you for the strength you gave me through your trial. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through. The A-hole was convicted on 7-24-2015 and I watched your girls smile and laugh for the first time in a long time. I miss you buddy and I will see you again someday.

Anon Anon Anon

August 22, 2015

The A-hole was convicted after a long trial. RIP Jimmy, I watched your girls smile and laugh for the first time in a long time on 7-25-15!!! I miss you and I will see you someday again

Anon BB Anon

August 22, 2015

We had fun in Coloma, but it will never be the same without you. You'll always be the CCCHMFIC. We miss you Jim.

Camp Coloma-Coma Crew

August 13, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 6, 2015





November 13, 2014

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary.
I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. Matters not where or when, evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor.
Cry not for my passing, For it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, For now, I stand with God.

Continue to Rest in Paradise #497

Rick Arias

October 24, 2014

I miss you were an awesome dad, husband and friend..I miss working six flags with you.. we had fun...your wife let me take your boat out a few times,,the USS TIPALINA.. trust me i downed curs ligh for ya...RIP buddy ill see you someday


September 18, 2014

In all my deepest sympathy Rest in peace officer Jim Capoot

tommie hughes * 395

March 26, 2014

Its hard to believe that on 11/17/2013 it will be 2 years ago a amazing father , hero,& son was taken awake. Officer jim capoot its goin to be 2 years and its so hard to believe ur gone but I know your still here right now looking over your wife and beautiful daughters and your bros.&sis. @ the v.p.d.. you are me and my families HERO 110%.

g garrison
citizen of vjo.

August 29, 2013

Everyday I think of you. I know Stephen does too but he's the man. You know. I see your girls (so beautiful inside and out) and of course Jen. It's terribly hard.I still cry at your girls posts and cry at the gym. You do give me strength to keep on the workout or run. I think of you. I could not be more proud of all your girls. They are so strong, so wonderful! James my heart breaks daily for you and your family. I have more of a hatred for criminals now than before. You blessed us with your friendship. I will always miss your VPD and WCW days. Hugs to you and as these tears pour down my face as I write this I know you are selflessly watching over all your brothers at VPD. May we come home to hug you again someday. You were taken way before you should have gone and maybe we will understand someday but for now, it's still too sad for us. Rest my dear friend.

Robin Fowler
VPD wife and friend

July 29, 2013


It's been a while since we've seen each other and the last time I saw you was not the way I wanted to remember you.

So, I just want to say how I remembered meeting you in Motor School. You were my student instructor and I was the FNG student. All you wise cracks of you chipping away was great times, but we had better times after class partying in the "Cougar" trailer with everyone.

You're a good man, you will be missed and never forgotten. Rest easy and look over all of us to keep us safe. I know there a lot of us to look over, but your a Marine and an officer.

Take care my friend

Sergeant Brian Pon
Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department

February 27, 2013

Officer Capoot,

Gone but not forgotten. Even since your passing you have touched and saved people in ways that many will never even know or imagine.

To take a quote from Tecumseh and the movie Act of Valor:

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

Although I did not know Officer Capoot personally I have heard many stories and good things about him since his passing. Having heard these things I believe that the above quote exemplefies the way he lived his life. A true Warrior.


December 18, 2012

Remembering you today, Officer Capoot, and saying a prayer for your family.

Officer K. Close
Healdsburg Police Department

November 18, 2012


They took another cop killer off the streets today! He had been free since 1996! If Angels drink coors light I am sure you guys cracked open a few tonight! I am so thankful that your brother and sisters in blue caught your killer that same horrible night! So thankful! Its been almost 10 months since you were here.. Its crazy to me how quickly time goes by. We all miss you! Thank you for all that you have done for all of us. Your memory will live on in so many hearts... Rest in peace!

God bless you and your family both red blood and blue!

October 4, 2012

Words cannot express how much I miss you and how sorry I am. I am glad we were laughing and give each other a hard time that morning. I have had the opportunity to be around your family and realize how lucky of a man you truly were. I know you were proud of them as you always told me this. I miss your phone texts about your Cowboys and my 49ers. I always dedicate my first Coors light to you! You are not forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Raul Munoz
Vallejo Police Department

August 24, 2012

I was RV camping on the American River in Coloma during the later part of July, which is apparently where Jim spent just about every summer for about the past 12 years.

Although I didn't know Jim, I was fortunate to meet several friends and community members who came to this RV park (and plan on doing so annually in honor of him) to carry on Jim's love for this area. After hearing the many stories of his endeavors and community involvement, I couldn't help but feel left out on not knowing personally what a great guy Jim actually was.

I understand his wife and two of his daughters were there, however I didn't have the opportunity to meet them, other than seeing them from a distance.

Over my 30 year career, and having lost 2 fellow officers in the line of duty during my time, It really hits home when I encounter friends and family of other fellow officers who have joined our fallen brothers and sisters. God bless and comfort his family and those who DID know him.

Also thanks to Coloma Resort for caring enough to place a plaque in their office for Jim and planting a memorial tree and bench in Jim's honor. Kudos!

Investigator Dean Young (Ret.)
Inglewood Police Dept.

August 10, 2012

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization.
As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
I have given my life so that others may live in peace.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.
You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

Captain Doug Gist (retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 6, 2012


I can't believe it's been 6 months today. I still remember everything like it was yesterday. My dad misses you like crazy, he misses his partner, his buddy, his friend. He tries to put on the tough guy front but I know he's hurting and misses you. Thinking back to the last time I saw you, I'm thankful I got to talk to you for as long as I did, and get to remember our racing days, and then tell you about all the plans and dreams I had for myself. I'd give anything to go back to the last day I saw you and give you one more hug and say a real goodbye. Working with you that day is a day I'll never forget bcause its the last memory I have with you.

I wish you could be here and see how amazing and strong your beautiful daughters are and how strong and loving your wife has been...they are an inspiration to all because I could not imagine being half as strong as they have been if I was in their shoes...but I know you're watching from above and you see everything.

It's so hard to explain in words to people what it's like to lose you, I think it makes me so sad because I know how much you meant to my dad.

I never got to tell you this, but I am so thankful you invited me and my dad to the racetrack that one day to watch Jamie race...beacuse thats what got me started racing and those were the best years of my life.

I love you and miss you and you will never be forgotten

Kayla Braxton
Vallejo Police Department

May 17, 2012

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