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Deputy Prohibition Officer Leander M. Cook | West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

Deputy Prohibition Officer

Leander M. Cook

West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, November 15, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/13/1924

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Prohibition Officer Leander Cook was shot and killed in Van, West Virginia, while attempting to arrest a constable who was wanted for making a false arrest.

Despite being wounded, Officer Cook returned fire and killed the subject. Officer Cook died two days later.

Officer Cook was survived by his wife.

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Officer Cook,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of West Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, i wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 15, 2016

 

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