Police Officer Henry Lester Cotton

Police Officer Henry Lester Cotton

Perkins Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, April 29, 1986

Henry Lester Cotton

Police Officer Henry Cotton died from complications of an on-duty injury suffered on March 18th, 1986.

He was attempting to apprehend a suspect when he suffered a groin injury. The extent of the injury required him to undergo two surgeries. He was recovering from the first surgery when he suffered a pulmonary embolism and died on April 29th, 1986.

Officer Cotton had served with the Perkins Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 18, 1986

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Officer Cotton,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Perkins. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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United States Border Patrol

April 29, 2018

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