Jim Armishaw, a longtime instructor of criminal justice at Delta State University, died on Friday, Jan. 4, after a heart attack. Born on Nov. 13, 1937, he came to Delta State after retiring from the Jackson, Miss. police department as a patrol officer. Armishaw taught at Delta State from 1973 to 2002.
An avid golfer, he graduated from Provine High School in Jackson and the University of Mississippi.
Delta State offers an annual award named after him to a junior or senior majoring in criminal justice.
Delta State will fly its flags at half-staff from Saturday, Jan. 5 through Monday, Jan. 7.