On September 2, popular Tactical Response trainer James Yeager died suddenly. He was a weapons instructor, media personality, and former police officer. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for a long period, but there is no evidence that it had a part in his death. He was diagnosed with the condition six months ago, and according to one of his followers, he gradually lost his upper body strength, as well as his voice and capacity to breathe.
Yeager ceased posting YouTube videos after losing his voice, although he eventually verified his diagnosis on the site in a video titled ALS Update And Fundraiser in June 2022. James’ actual cause of death is unknown, and details about his funeral will be released shortly.
The world is a little less dynamic and exciting today. Rest easy, brother.
“This is James Yeager for Tactical Response reminding you that your responsibility to be ready for the fight, never ends.” #JamesYeager #RestInPeace pic.twitter.com/aosld8M9TR
— Jack Carr (@JackCarrUSA) September 3, 2022
Everything there is to know about James Yeager
Despite the fact that his birth date is unclear, James Yeager was a well-known name among the general population. His most recent trip was in the spring of this year when he trained 150 Ukrainian troops. He flew to Kyiv with his team while the city was 95% encircled and attacked a daily basis, and he also gave instruction to people in need.
Yeager also traveled to the Bundy Ranch in 2013 to give Cliven Bundy and his family security from the US government’s deadly overreach. From 2004 to 2005, he served on two Protective Security Details in Baghdad, Iraq, where his team was responsible for safeguarding eight Iraqi Election Commissioners throughout the violent pre-election, election, and post-election period. Yeager’s team was tasked with overseeing the physical security of their offices in the Interim Iraqi Government Building, and they had the chance to collaborate with the Gurkhan Guard Force.
James Yeager had to act as a media liaison and liaise with the security personnel of the building and complex, as well as the two U.S. Army Force Protection units for the region. He assisted in the planning, advancement, coordination, and implementation of a number of meetings, plane flights, helicopter shuttles, conferences, and journeys undertaken by the eight commissioners to set up and complete the election process.
From 1996 to 1998, he worked as a patrolman and K-9 handler for the Big Sandy Police Department until being appointed Chief of Police by the mayor of Big Sandy in 1998. He remained in that role until 2000 when he was promoted to Deputy at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. He was a patrol and Tactical Team leader, as well as a Multi-Agency Crisis Response team trainer. Yeager was the Vice President of a prominent tactical gear firm until 2004, and he was the Camden Police Department’s Firearms and Tactics Instructor and Sergeant commanding the Reserve Unit from 2002 to 2009. From 1992 to 1996, he served with many Drug Task Force groups and Narcotics squads in local police.
He Worked As A Weapons Instructor
In 1994, James Yeager began as a weapons teacher and counselor to numerous people, tactical teams, and Special Forces. He was a trained expert witness in guns, tactical training, and force usage. He has contributed to periodicals such as S.W.A.T., Southern Lawman, STUFF, and others. He wrote a book on high-risk civilian contracting and created many instructive videos. He has been on the covers of several publications and television series, including One Man Army, Snipers Inc, Student of the Gun, Friends of the NRA TV, and others. He featured in two films: Daylight’s End and Cherokee Creek. He is survived by family members whose names are unknown, and further information about his personal life is still unknown.