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Deputy Sheriff David S. Cox | Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

David S. Cox

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, January 31, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Deputy David Cox was shot and while attempting to arrest the owner of a shooting gallery. He had gone to the gallery after receiving a complaint from a citizen that their were illegal guns there. After searching the gallery once he found no illegal weapons and returned to question the citizen again. When he returned to the gallery a second time to arrest the owner he was shot in the chest and killed.

Deputy Cox had served with the agency for two months. He was survived by his wife and seven children. He is buried at Glory Cemetery in Hughes County, Oklahoma.

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A hero may fall but shall never be forgotten. RIP Sir and thank you for your service.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
January 31, 2012


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