Dr John Bryant Jamison

Dr John Bryant Jamison

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Sep 1982 (aged 40)
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 40709645 · View Source
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Was a radiologist with Northern Arizona Radiology. Volunteer Deputy Sheriff Coconino County Sheriff's Department. Reserve Deputy John B. Jamison
Coconino County Sheriff's Department
Arizona
End of Watch: Monday, September 6, 1982

Age: 41
Badge Number: 791

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, September 6, 1982
Weapon Used: Rifle; M-16
Suspect Info: Executed in 2000

Reserve Deputy John Jamison was shot and killed while responding to check on a
deputy who dispatchers could not make radio contact with. The deputy had discovered
a couple camping in a forest east of flagstaff and requested dispatchers to check on
the status of the pickup truck at the scene.

As the male subject came out of his tent he heard the dispatcher on the deputy's
radio that the truck was stolen. The male subject immediately produced a handgun and
disarmed the deputy. The suspect put the deputy on his knees and was preparing to
shoot him when the deputy took out a picture of his wife and baby and pleaded for
his life. The suspect decided not to kill the deputy and handcuffed him to a nearby
tree. The couple then fled in the pickup truck.

Reserve Deputy Jamison was sent to check on the deputy after dispatchers were unable
to reach him via radio. As Deputy Jamison drove up the mountain road he encountered
the suspects driving down. He radioed dispatch and to ask if the suspects were
driving a black truck. As he began to turn around the suspect stopped the truck and
opened fire on the patrol car with a M-16 rifle. The suspect pinned down Deputy
Jamison as he approached the car, continually firing. He walked up to the driver's
side and shot Deputy Jamison three times. The suspect fired a total of 27 rounds
into the patrol car.

The suspects fled but were eventually arrested by Flagstaff police officers and
Coconino County deputies. He was sentenced to death and executed in 2000. The female
suspect was sentenced to 21 years in prison, but released after serving only 14
years.
contributed by Marilyn (Matten) Schroeder


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  • Created by: Paul Sangster
  • Added: 15 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40709645
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Bryant Jamison (24 Nov 1941–6 Sep 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40709645, citing Citizens Cemetery, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Paul Sangster (contributor 47158659) .