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Policeman Delmar E. Cook | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Delmar E. Cook

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, December 6, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Committed

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Policeman Delmar Cook was shot and killed by a mentally disturbed person at 4800 W 48th Street.

The man had forced several poison pills down his wife's throat and then threatened to kill a doctor who had come to the home to treat her. The doctor called the police department, and Policeman Cook arrived with several other officers moments later.

Policeman Cook was shot in the stomach with a .45 caliber pistol as they officers attempted to subdue the subject. The man was found guilty of second degree murder, but the charges were dismissed after the judge ruled him to be insane. The man was committed to the Mendocino State Hospital.

Policeman Cook was survived by his wife, daughter, and sister.

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I heard this Officer honored at the end of a Dragnet radio program. I felt compelled to learn more about him. May God bless his soul.

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August 18, 2016

 

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