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Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox | Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

Police Officer

Larry Randolph Cox

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 21

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Larry Cox was shot and killed while chasing a robbery suspect while off-duty.

The suspect was wanted for stealing a car and robbing a gas station approximately one hour earlier. Another officer spotted the vehicle and pursued it until the suspect bailed out and fled on foot. Officer Cox, who was off duty, observed the suspect fleeing and officers pursuing him. Officer Cox joined the pursuit and eventually confronted the suspect in an alley between Chestnut and High Streets. During the confrontation, the suspect shot and killed Officer Cox. The suspect was apprehended nine days later.

On July 29, 2006, the suspect escaped from the Ross County Jail by using bed sheets to scale a jail wall. In September, 2006, he was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ten Most Wanted list. He was apprehended in Chillicothe on October 19, 2006. On December 8, 2006, the suspect plead guilty to murdering Officer Cox and was sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Cox had served with the Chillicothe Police Department for 19 years, and served as one of the city's DARE officers at the time of his murder. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, sister and brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

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I keep a reminder of you close to me every day. I truthfully think about you every day. It could have been any of us that day, but it was you. My heart has been heavy ever since.
I've seen your Mom several times this summer. What a sweet & special lady.
Larry, you are thought of often & remembered with admiration, respect & that little smile we all get when we think of you.
You will never be forgotten,... my brother in blue. #ThinBlueLine

Fellow Police Officer
Chillicothe (OH) P.D.
July 9, 2016


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