End of Watch: 09/02/2008
Agency: Skagit County Sheriff’s Office
County: Skagit County
On Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at about 1450 hours, Deputy Anne Jackson of the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at the home of Dennise Zamora in the 19300 block of Bridle Place, near Alger. Dennise reported that her son, Isaac, had been entering neighbors’ homes uninvited all afternoon. Deputy Jackson had previously dealt with Isaac, even responding to their home on Sunday and Monday. She was well aware of Isaac’s mental health issues and criminal history. She had even given the family her phone number to call if they were having problems with him.
After Deputy Jackson arrived at the house, Dennise sent her up to the home of Chester Rose, in the 19500 block of Bridle Place. After Deputy Jackson didn’t answer multiple status checks, deputies responded to the house to check on her.
Upon arriving at the Rose residence at about 1610 hours, Deputy Jackson and Chester Rose were found dead at the scene. Isaac Zamora began firing at deputies before leaving the scene and heading towards I-5 in his car.
Zamora led police on a high speed chase on southbound I-5 where he shot Washington State Patrol Trooper Troy Giddings in the arm. He also shot and killed motorist LeRoy Lange near the Bow Hill Road and wounded another motorist.
Eventually, Zamora turned himself in at the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office.
It was later discovered that Isaac Zamora had shot and killed construction workers Greg Gillum and David Radcliffe at a neighbor’s home in Alger. He also shot and killed neighbor Julie Binschus; wounding her 56 year-old husband. In addition, Zamora stabbed another neighbor.
Isaac Zamora was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to life in a secure mental institution in the murders of Greg Gillum, David Radcliffe, Julie Binschus and LeRoy Lange after pleading guilty. If he is ever found competent, he was to be transferred to prison to serve the remainder of his life sentence.
Zamora was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the murder of Deputy Jackson and Chester Rose in a plea agreement.
Deputy Jackson served the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office for six years. She is survived by her parents.