Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Jamie Skeeters Church Service
Retired Oxnard Police Commander and Ojai Valley resident Jamie Skeeters, who recently died while on business in Memphis, Tenn., was honored at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Meiners Oaks on Tuesday. Sgt. Ben Chavez, heading the Oxnard Police Honor Guard, stated, “He was a great guy, and a superb officer.” Veteran Motorcycle Officer Ernie Orozco reflected on Skeeters’ personality on and off the job. “He was a great guy to work with, never treating us as subordinates. Rather he was a friend who was a boss. During Christmas he would dress up as Santa Claus and visit church groups and hospitals. He even had a reindeer.” Hundreds were in attendance for his funeral. Skeeters was an expert witness at several high profile trials, and was president of the California Association of Polygraph Examiners.