Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Jason Everett Sturgis

August 24, 1976July 7, 2019
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Jason Everett Sturgis, 42 passed unexpectedly with his wife Sarah Jane Sturgis at his side. Jason was an immensely passionate man who loved his children within the deepest depths of his soul. Jason was born in Springfield Massachusetts, as a child he lived and went to school in Palatine Illinois, and returned to Massachusetts when his family settled in West Barnstable. In 1994, Jason graduated from Barnstable High School making him the fourth generation of Sturgis’s to do so.

Nineteen years ago, Jason started his career as patrolman with the Town of Barnstable Police Department. Shortly thereafter he married the love of his life, Sarah Jane DeCenzo and started his family. During the course of his career he attended Curry College and earned a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Criminal Justice. Jason was intensely dedicated and proud of being a police officer and always strived to be professional and educated in every aspect of his work. Jason returned to academic studies and earned a Master of Criminal Justice from Curry College all while working and raising his family. In 2017 Jason Sturgis was appointed to the Rank of Sergeant and commanded several shifts at the police department. Jason truly enjoyed his role as leader supervising and mentoring the men and women under his command. Jason worked in many positions at the police department patrolling the streets of Hyannis in the bicycle division, working in detectives, but his most passionate and life changing role was working on the CIU, Community Impact Unit. Jason advocated for those who could not seek help on their own. He dedicated his time and professionalism to assist the homeless and those who suffer from physical, mental, or behavioral deficiencies. This was the most rewarding position in his career and his ability to change people’s lives for the better was the true measure of Jason as a man and a police officer.

Jason found solace in playing golf, boating, spending time with family and friends at Sandy Neck Beach, his peaceful place. As a dedicated father, he spent his time with his family participating in every aspect of his son’s hockey program as well as his daughter’s athletic cheer competitions. Jason was a friend to everyone he met, but he surrounded himself with a close circle of friends that he respected and loved like family. Jason is survived by his wife, Sarah, their three young children Charlotte, Keith, and Paige Sturgis. He is also survived by his mother and father, Barry and Nancy Sturgis and his aunt Winogene Whyte of West Barnstable, brother Barry Jr. and his wife Nicole of Marstons Mills, sister, Kimberly McDowell and her husband John of Hingham, MA, and his sister Allison Tucker and her husband Jeff of Lemont, Illinois and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jason’s life will be held on Tuesday July 16th at 10 a.m. at Barnstable High School 744 West Main Street in Hyannis.

For anyone that is wishing to donate to the Sturgis Family Fund, please make checks payable to "BPA - Sturgis Family Fund" and utilize any of the following methods:

Visit any local Rockland Trust branch and make a deposit into the account titled "Barnstable Police Association, PO Box 241 Hyannis, MA 02601, or

Drop off the donation at the Barnstable Police Department, or



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  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 16, 2019


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Zack Schoone

July 16, 2019

I knew Jason way back when he was the director of mall security at Cape Cod Mall and even back then he had the drive and determination to become a police officer. He also was very humble and compassionate when dealing with any situation and worked with people to reach a positive outcome. I knew back then Jason had a bright future and the sky was the limit for him. But unfortunately he was called by the lord to soon to serve in the lord's police department in heaven. God rest his soul and my deepest sympathies go out to his family.

Christopher Kuhn

July 16, 2019

I was and am still a bit numb to the reality of Jason’s passing. He is one of the people at the BPD I most enjoyed dealing with, due in large part to his level of professionalism, kindness and helpful demeanor. In all the years I’ve known Jason he has always been the same person. He was consistently consistent in every interaction I had with him. I could always depend on things being handled with complete professionalism and respect for all parties involved. You could tell he had a real passion for his job and for being able to not only help people, but to always strive to improve whatever the situation and it’s outcome. He is genuinely a really great guy and a great role model for all to follow. A true gentleman.
I am so very saddened by his passing and very, very sorry for your’s and everyone’s loss. I am honored to have known him.🙏🏻

Robert Kurisko

July 16, 2019

Jason was an amazing cop who knew the value of family and friendship. Jason had the two most important attributes of a police officer: Common sense and Compassion. Jason made a difference in all the lives he touched. Rest in peace Jason. Gods Speed.
Bobby and Kathy Kurisko Ret. Dennis PD

Steve and Lauren OBrien

July 16, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to Sarah and family
God bless! ❤️
Steve and Lauren OBrien

Ron yuchniuk

July 15, 2019

I work at the Hyannis public Library as their Security guard and first met Jason when he was working in the CIU unit..He was always available when you needed him. Missed him when he got his promotion but that was a good thing for him..Barnstable PD lost a very good Officer and he will be sorely missed..
RIP Officer Sturgis..

Courtney Campeau

July 14, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Jason‘s passing. I went to high school with Jason and always thought he was a really nice guy. I had several encounters with Jason as a police officer. This was while I was struggling with my addiction. He always treated me with respect and never seemed to look down at me as a struggling addict. I could tell that he just really wanted me to get better and be happy. Today I am clean and sober and doing really well. I feel like this is what he Would truly want. I wish I had the chance to thank him and for him to be able to see me clean and sober.My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time!

Lindsay Ginnetty

July 13, 2019

Our prayers are with the Sturgis Family, the BPD, and for anyone that knew Jason and his family. There are really no words to express our sympathy to his family. We were blessed to have known Jason and may the memories that he created with those he loved, stay with you forever and bring you peace in the time to come.
Much love, The Ginnetty Family

Wendy Corbiere

July 12, 2019

I was aided by Sgt. Sturgis, in Aug. 2010. He was a credit to BPD. He was a very professional officer and a very kind man.

Shannon Kelley Gilmore

July 12, 2019

Sarah my family, my parents, my siblings and I are praying for you all. Our thoughts and prayers are for you , your children and All of Jason’s family and friends. Thank you for making Colin a member of your family and being so kind to him. I know how much he treasures his memories, his friendship with Jason and how he loves you all. With great sympathy.

Stephen Peckham

July 12, 2019

My wife Barbara Hill and I did not have the privilege of knowing Jason, or his parents. However, we do know, and spent time years ago with his brother Barry and his wife Nichole. I suspect, Jason shared the same fine upbringing and exuded similar exemplary character traits as his brother we knew 'in (fun) days of yore'.
Sad, to lose a friend... Much sadder to lose a son and brother.
Our sincere condolences to Jasons parents, sister, and Barry, and Nicole.