Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 21, 2005

Larry Randolph Cox

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.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 21

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Sometimes I just get on this page to read the reflections of love to you. Sometimes I just stare at the screen and get lost on my thoughts. Sometimes I just can't breathe looking at it. But always, absolutely always, I end up writing and crying.

I talked to one of our old friends the other day and he told me some things that I didnt know. It made me angry at the same time as it made me confused. I still think very differently as he and some other colleagues, but that's okay too. I'm a little bit stubborn in my thoughts. Maybe it's my defense mechanism so I don't have to think about certain things from that night. Heck, I don't really know. I guess honestly, it doesn't really matter, because the end result is still the same and it still sucks.

Talk soon.


July 21, 2018

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