Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 1/26/1977
Officer Robert Cox suffered a fatal injury to the heart after a violent struggle with a burglary suspect.
Officer Cox responded to a burglary in progress. When he arrived, he spotted the suspect, who fled. After a foot pursuit Officer Cox was able to overtake the suspect, who put up a violent struggle, striking Officer Cox in the chest, before being taken into custody. Officer Cox then returned to the station house where he collapsed. He remained in a coma for almost three months and died as a result.
Officer Cox is survived by his wife and three children.