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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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Hey Larry, it’s been 12 years since I have posted on here but I’ve never forgotten that horrible day and how it’s effected me! The PD has changed so much since your passing and their are very few of us left who served with you! I was a young rookie officer when we first met and you told me I looked like a cop from TV! You even gave me the nickname “Hollywood”! I was young and cocky much like the officers on the department today. I constantly harp on them about officer safety and tell them they never want to go through a day like April 21st 2005! I’ll never forget it but they just don’t seem to understand!!! Continue to watch over us Lord knows in today’s world police officers need all the help we can get!

Chillicothe PD
October 11, 2017


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