This article is for the Dead Beat character. For other uses, see Lamar.

Jason Lamar is a human male, working as an EMT in Chicago. He first appears in Dead Beat.


He was a young man of large built, with dark, almost black skin.[1]


He did not go to college, but was a medic in the Navy and with the Marines.[1] He later worked in Chicago as an EMT at Cook County Hospital. Work in the area was dangerous, and EMTs were required to wear Kevlar vests.[1]

He saw Harry Dresden on the Larry Fowler show.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Dead BeatEdit

Main article: Dead Beat

In Dead Beat, John Marcone tells Harry Dresden[2] he and fellow EMT Gary Simmons witnessed the necromancer, Kumori, save a gunshot victim's life on Wacker Drive. Harry asks him about it while in the Cook County Hospital emergency room.[1]

Cold DaysEdit

Main article: Cold Days

In Cold Days, he loads Andi Macklin on a stretcher into an ambulance with Gary Simmons.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Dead Beat, ch. 19
  2. Dead Beat, ch. 18
  3. Cold Days, ch. 39