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Deputy Sheriff William Cox | Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

William Cox

Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, May 23, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/1/1885

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Apprehended

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Deputy William Cox and Deputy John Gardener were shot while attempting to arrest two brothers for robbery. During the arrest the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Gardener on the scene. Deputy Cox suffered severe wounds and remained paralyzed until his death two years later. The suspects fled the scene but were arrested six years later in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Deputy Cox had been deputized that day for the arrest. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Deputy Sheriff John Gardener
Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana
End of Watch: Monday, June 1, 1885
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Cox. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2013

 

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