In Memory of Officer James H. 麦克奈特
Date of Birth: November 7, 1950
Date of Appointment: 1987年6月23日
Officer James 麦克奈特 was shot while attempting to serve a search warrant on Friday, 6月15日, 1990 at a residence in the town of Madison, in rural Yolo County. Officer 麦克奈特 was a member of the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team, who along with members from the state Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement had a warrant to search the house whose residents were suspected of involvement with a cocaine smuggling ring. As Officer 麦克奈特 and the other members of the enforcement team entered the residence, they found a bedroom with its door locked. Behind the door was a suspect who had barricade himself with a loaded gun. The suspect fired at the officers, striking Officer 麦克奈特 in the head and upper torso. Another officer, Special Agent Ken Beckstead was wounded in the wrist and chest. After a valiant effort by medical personnel to save his life, Officer 麦克奈特 passed away.
Officer 麦克奈特 had been with the West Sacramento 警察 Department since incorporation in 1987. He previously worked for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, the Woodland 警察 Department and a police department in Hawaii. Officer 麦克奈特 had just graduated from the McGeorge School of Law and hoped to use his law degree to expand his horizons. He was described by his fellow officers as dedicated and reliable and was well liked by everyone.
In 1996, the West Sacramento 警察 Department dedicated its new building in memory of Officer 麦克奈特.