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"I Sat Down With:" My Cousin, A Cop Who Never Forgot

A policewoman helps another woman place blankets in a paper bag.
Allison Simko
University of Montana
Student Allison Simko captured this photo of her cousin Jamie in the field.


“I Sat Down With...” is a series from the University of Montana Journalism School and is reported, written and produced by students.

Student Allison Simko recently sat down with her cousin, a cop and hostage negotiator in Missoula, Montana for 23 years. Simko brings us Jamie’s story about the intimate moments she shares with strangers living through the worst moment of their lives, moments she never forgets.