Corporal Jeffery James-Potts
Jeff is currently a road supervisor with seven years in law enforcement. He has eight years of service with the United States Army and served in a patrol capacity and within the agency Narcotics Section. At the time of the incident, Jeff was a patrol deputy of approximately four years.
Orange County Jail Hostage Taking Incident
On March 21st, 2020, after conducting an arrest and processing a defendant at the Orange County Booking and Receiving Center – Jeffery was taken hostage. Throughout this incident Jeffery was used as a human shield, beaten, and nearly executed during the crisis. Jeffrey had the daunting task of negotiating with the suspect for his life.