Jim began his career with the City of Fullerton after graduation from Sunny Hills High School in June 1966, and worked for the Public Works department on Street Crews and Traffic Engineering prior to transferring to FPD.
Jim joined the Fullerton Police Department in 1969. He attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and upon graduation he worked assignments in Patrol, SED, Warrant Detail, Training, and Investigation.
He worked as a detective from 1990 until 1999, then went to patrol.
Jim died on March 4th, 2019 after a short illness.
At Jim’s wishes, there were no services. There was a Celebration of Life at the Thompson home.