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Chief of Police Joseph W. Cotton | Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police

Joseph W. Cotton

Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, June 27, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief of Police Joseph Cotton was shot and killed when he and an officer responded to a report of a former mental patient brandishing a shotgun.

When they arrived on the scene the man opened fire, fatally wounding Chief Cotton. The other officer, also hit by a shotgun blast, returned fire seriously wounding the suspect.

Chief Cotton had served with the Wewoka Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 4, 2015


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