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Deputy Sheriff Steven E. Cox | King County Sheriff's Office, Washington King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Steven E. Cox

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, December 2, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1106

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Steve Cox was shot and killed while questioning a suspect in White Center, Washington.

Deputy Cox and other deputies had responded to a shooting in the southwestern part of the city and located a truck driver who had been beaten and shot in the head. As they were questioning people at a nearby house party, Deputy Cox was interviewing someone in a back bedroom when he was shot in the head. Two deputies responding to the gunshot were fired upon but returned fire, wounding the suspect. The man then committed suicide.

Deputy Cox was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

The original shooting was the result of the truck driver striking a vehicle with his truck. The victim survived the gunshot wound.

Deputy Cox was a 9 year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife, son, and stepdaughter.

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I appreciate the service Deputy Cox chose to give and grieve our loss, for it is rare that a man will put his life on the line to protect the lives of others.

Rev. Dr. Jeff Larson
Vashon Lutheran Church
April 25, 2016


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