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Police Officer Robert W. Cox | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Robert W. Cox

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, March 11, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 1/26/1977

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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.

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Bob: Joanne and I still remember your robot dance moves at the NYPD Police Camp.You were a great dancer and a fun to be with. We still think of you and your family. You are missed by everyone you touched in your life. God Bless you and your family R.I.P.
Joanne and Ken

Detective
NYPD & DEA
January 17, 2015

 

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