November 18, 2011

James Capoot - Law Enforcement - California

Officer James Capoot, age 43, died on November 17, 2011, in Vallejo, California.

He was a member of the Vallejo Police Department in California. He had 19 years of service.

James was shot and killed while pursuing bank-robbery suspects after a high-speed chase. He pursued the suspect vehicle through a residential area, where he executed a PIT maneuver and disabled the suspect vehicle. He then pursued the suspects on foot and was shot several times in the back yard of a residence.

Michael, Archangel,
Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Jim
He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

One suspect was arrested near the scene. Several neighboring agencies are participating in the search for a possible second suspect.

Officer Capoot was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served with the California Highway Patrol before joining the Vallejo Police Department.

Police officials describe Jim as a well-regarded and highly decorated officer.

During his career he received two medals of courage, a medal of merit and was the department's officer of the year in 2000. In 2002 he was honored for giving lifesaving CPR to an injured motorist.

Jim is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife Jennifer and his three daughters.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that James Capoot is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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