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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.
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Vallejo Police Department, California
End of Watch: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
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.
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.
I heard about this through friends at CHP , RIP Officer Capoot.
: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....
RIP Officer Capoot. Condolences to your family.
rest in peace, sir.
Prayers to the family.
Any update on suspects?
may you rest in peace brother.
Condolences to the family.3 daughters........damn it :(
RIP, and Godspeed.
Why is it the the worthless ones never take a bullet?
Rest easy Brother.
R.I.P. Officer Capoot. Condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers.
Jim was a very good friend of mine and will be missed..R.I.P Brother..
Any update on suspects?
The (so far) sole suspect is in custody.
Unfortunately he went to the County Jail, instead of to the Morgue...
R.I.P. Officer CAPOOT & Semper Fi
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
Mayhem like Me
RIP hero.. we are diminished by your loss..
Prayers for the family and friends,,,
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