Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 21, 2005

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Larry Randolph Cox

Police 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 Street and Church Street, near High Street. During the confrontation, the suspect shot and killed Officer Cox.

The 34-year-old man was arrested nine days later for parole violation in Pickaway County. Evidence that surfaced days later connected him with the murder.

On July 29th, 2006, the man escaped from the Ross County Jail by using bedsheets 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 19th, 2006. On December 8th, 2006, he pleaded guilty to murdering Officer Cox and was sentenced to life in prison 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, and sister. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 21

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

foot pursuit, off duty, robbery

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Oh so many more LEOs have joined you in heaven. Larry i absolutely hate that you aren’t here anymore! I still don’t understand it. Probably never will. I still think it isn’t fair. I haven’t seen much of Ev, but I hear he is loved up at the Palace. Lol. All of our friends are retiring and a whole new group are coming in. Di is still hanging in there, but Keith finally retired. Shock, I know. Sandy is in Pike County working on a DARE Chapter, she will get it done,I’m sure. Please keep an eye on us. Love ya.

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August 31, 2021

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