By Garth O'Brien | September 3, 2008
Filed Under Announcements
Everett, Washington – September 2, 2008. Isaac Zamora has a history of mental health issues. On Tuesday September 2nd Isaac demonstrated he has lost control of his ability to function within our society.
Isaac went on a violent homicidal rampage killing 6 people and wounding many others through Skagit County. His victims were random and many not associated with Isaac or the apprehension of Isaac. At one point Isaac drove onto Interstate 5 and shot at random cars traveling on the freeway. Isaac Zamora evaded law enforcement, but then turned himself in to police custody later in the day.
Most likely Skagit County Deputy Anne Jackson was his first murder victim on Tuesday. Deputy Jackson was responding to a disturbance call about a trespasser. Law enforcement was alarmed when Deputy Jackson failed to acknowledge routine radio checks. When other officers arrived at the scene Deputy Jackson was discovered shot to death.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Anne Jackson. My Great-Grandfather Detective James O’Brien was murdered while apprehending a cop killer on January 21, 1921 in Seattle. Of course I did not know him, but I saw the impact of his death on my grandfather and his siblings. It is unfortunate, but Isaac will not see the swift justice my great grandfather’s killer received. His killer was tried, convicted and sentenced to death 6 days after killing my great grandfather. Too bad Anne Jackson’s family will not see such expedient justice for such a clear rampage of murder.
Donations on Deputy Anne Jackson’s behalf can be made to the following:
SCSO Benevolent Association
600 S 3rd St, Room 100
Mount Vernon WA 98273
Donation information was provided by the Skagit County Sheriff Richard Grimstead.