Religion: not determined yet
First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #156 (Dec. 1972): "Two Into One Won't Go!"
Number of Appearances: 1
Employer: Miami Police 5th Precinct
Note: set up police barriers at Captain America's request
William Burnside, the 1950s Captain America returned, and thought that the real Captain America (Steve Rogers) was a fake. Their confrontation ended up in Miami, where Burnside challenged Rogers to a final duel at the Torch of Friendship. Steve Rogers wanted to keep that appointment and put Burnside down for good. But he did not want people getting hurt, so he went to the Miami Police 5th Precinct to ask for their help.
Cap told the desk sergeant J.W.: "--roping off the Torch should keep everyone safe, Sergeant."
J.W. asked: "Yeah? And if there's a fake Captain America in this city, like you say--- how do I know you're not him?"
Captain America answered: "I see your point, Sergeant. Will you settle for a slightly water-soaked identification card from the Avengers?"
Captain America handed the ID card to the desk sergeant.
A police officer standing next to the sergeant asked, "Lemme look, J.W."
J.W. observed: "Signed by--- the Vision, acting chairman."
Homer (perhaps a bit prejudiced against androids) said: "You better see if androids have legal rights in Florida, J.W."
J.W. didn't like what Homer had to say. He retorted: "Homer, I'm the sergeant in this precinct. Get your tail over to Bayfront Park and block the Torch off. And if you see that other Captain America, you leave him be, hear?"
Homer headed out to do as ordered, saying: "Right way, Sarge."
But although outwardly compliant, Homer wasn't pleased. He thought to himself: "Just you wait till I take the detective exam, you old--"
J.W. and Homer are seen later in this issue, as Captain America enters the police-barricaded park where the Torch of Freedom, and then again after the battle is over.