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Police Officer Jaimie Cox | Rockford Police Department, Illinois Rockford Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Jaimie Cox

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 68

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Jaimie Cox was killed during a traffic stop near the intersection of East State Street and Dawn Avenue at approximately 1:00 am.

The vehicle attempted to flee during the incident and dragged Officer Cox before crashing two blocks North of the initial incident. Despite suffering critical injuries, Officer Cox was able to call for assistance. Responding officers found him on the ground near the crash scene. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that fled was found deceased in the vehicle from a gunshot fired by Officer Cox.

Officer Cox had served with the Rockford Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Division of Law Enforcement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, serving from 2004 to 2010. He was part of an Army National Guard contingent deployed from 2008 to 2009 to Nangarhar province in Afghanistan and received honors including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was also awarded the Illinois National Guard Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom Ribbon.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Daniel G. O’Shea
Rockford Police Department
557 S. New Towne Drive
Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: (779) 500-6555

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We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Jaimie Cox and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Cox, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Cox is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

FBI Special Agent
FBI, Washington, DC
November 24, 2017

 

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