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Meat-Hook
11-17-2011, 23:10
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/police-officer-shot-after-vallejo-bank-robbery/nFgXT/

VALLEJO, Calif.


A Vallejo police officer who was shot Thursday afternoon during the pursuit of a bank robbery suspect has died, according to authorities.

Police identified the officer as Jim Capoot, a 19-year Vallejo police veteran, a former California Highway Patrol officer and a former Marine.

use2b6L32
11-17-2011, 23:39
http://www.odmp.org/officer/21032-police-officer-james-capoot


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Police Officer

James Capoot

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, November 17, 2011


Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Military veteran
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 11/17/2011
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: One in custody


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

Officer Capoot was transported to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds.

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

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

Officer Capoot is survived by his wife and three daughters.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Robert Nichelini
Vallejo Police Department
111 Amador Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Phone: (707) 648-4321




I worked with Jim at VPD, but didn't know him too well, as I was only there a year or so.

He was a great guy. A big guy. Always had a smile on his face. Former Marine and former CHP officer. His Dad was a Copper in Little Rock, AR.

RIP Jimmy...

use2b6L32
11-17-2011, 23:43
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Officer James L. Capoot #497 was fatally shot today while trying to apprehend a suspected bank robber.

45 years old
United States Marine Corps 1985-1989
California Highway Patrol 1990-1992
Vallejo Police Department 1992-2011

o 1994 Medal of Courage (engaging a suspect armed with an AK-47)
o 1997 Medal of Courage (engaging an armed suspect)
o 2000 Vallejo Police Officer of the Year
o 2002 Medal of Merit (School Safety Patrol)
o 2002 Life Saving Medal (rendering CPR to an injured motorist)
o 2002 Good Conduct Medal (3 consecutive outstanding evaluations)
o 2 Letters of Commendation

Formerly held positions in both the Motor Unit and SWAT

Officer Capoot is survived by his wife, three daughters and his mother.

The Vallejo Police Department would like to thank all those who have shown your support. It means a great deal in this very trying time.

wheelman707
11-17-2011, 23:44
I heard about this through friends at CHP , RIP Officer Capoot.

efman
11-18-2011, 00:00
RIP, prayers sent.

mikegun
11-18-2011, 00:20
:fallenofficer: RIP, according to local media, suspect brought down by stun gun,laser, as he was breaking into a house, there was no second suspect according to the news....

Patchman
11-18-2011, 03:35
RIP Officer Capoot. Condolences to your family.

packsaddle
11-18-2011, 04:19
rest in peace, sir.

HoldHard
11-18-2011, 05:55
Prayers to the family.

HH

Deployment Solu
11-18-2011, 06:15
RIP Brother.

Glockdude1
11-18-2011, 06:18
:fallenofficer:

RussP
11-18-2011, 06:20
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220562&stc=1&d=1321885656

Prayers...

Kadetklapp
11-18-2011, 06:36
Any update on suspects?

Hack
11-18-2011, 07:48
:fallenofficer:

Cochese
11-18-2011, 08:00
Ugh.

:sad:

cowboywannabe
11-18-2011, 08:18
damn it.

may you rest in peace brother.

JimIsland
11-18-2011, 08:56
Condolences to the family.3 daughters........damn it :(

Vigilant
11-18-2011, 11:03
RIP, and Godspeed.

Why is it the the worthless ones never take a bullet?

Panzergrenadier1979
11-18-2011, 11:04
:fallenofficer:

Rest easy Brother.

IGotIt
11-18-2011, 11:31
R.I.P. Officer Capoot. Condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers.

Dragoon44
11-18-2011, 12:59
:fallenofficer:

ateamer
11-18-2011, 13:48
Rest in peace, brother.

MeefZah
11-18-2011, 16:51
RIP, brother.

Bowtie
11-18-2011, 17:56
Jim was a very good friend of mine and will be missed..R.I.P Brother..

use2b6L32
11-19-2011, 00:04
Any update on suspects?

The (so far) sole suspect is in custody.

Unfortunately he went to the County Jail, instead of to the Morgue...

scottydl
11-19-2011, 07:16
:fallenofficer:

Agent6-3/8
11-19-2011, 07:30
:fallenofficer:

merlynusn
11-19-2011, 09:03
:fallenofficer:

CAcop
11-19-2011, 09:17
:fallenofficer:

25pd
11-19-2011, 17:52
R.I.P. Officer CAPOOT & Semper Fi

use2b6L32
11-20-2011, 01:30
This is the Memorial Fund info for anyone that wants to contribute to Jim's family:

James Capoot Memorial Fund
Bank of the West
330 Davis St
Vacaville, CA 95688
Account # 025903716

Or you can donate via the POA:

Officer James Capoot Family Trust
C/O Vallejo Police Officer’s Association
(Sergeant Mark Nicol)
PO Box 4218
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 644-3913

4949shooter
11-20-2011, 04:54
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh289/4949shooter/st_michael.jpg

Ship A'Hoy
11-20-2011, 13:34
:fallenofficer: :sadangel:

hubbard
11-20-2011, 18:50
:fallenofficer:

Mayhem like Me
11-21-2011, 07:34
RIP hero.. we are diminished by your loss..


Prayers for the family and friends,,,