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One-year memorial held for slain Vallejo police officer

Saturday, November 17, 2012
One year memorial for slain Vallejo Officer Jim Capoot

Students at Vallejo High School were among the community members who came to honor Officer Jim Capoot at City Hall Saturday, one year after his death in the line of duty.

Officer Capoot was killed after a high-speed chase and foot pursuit of a bank robbery suspect.

He coached the girls basketball team at the high school and was remembered for his involvement in the local community.

Capoot's wife, Jennifer, spoke at the memorial, "And Jim loved coming to work every day. He loved his girls at Vallejo High School. He talked about them like they were his own girls. And Jim loved this community, he loved working here and I want to thank you all for loving him back."

Officer Capoot is survived by Jennifer and their three daughters. He was a 19 year veteran of the force.

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