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Officer James S. Cook | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California

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James S. Cook

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, September 6, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/6/1906

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Suspect: All apprehended

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Officer James Cook was shot and killed by a suspect he had just placed under arrest.

He had just finished his watch and was walking to the Southern Pacific Freight Yard to catch a ride to his house when he observed four men chopping up a coil of copper near the corner of Brannan and Seventh Streets. Officer Cook approached them and questioned one subject, who answered in an evasive manner.

Officer Cook grabbed hold on one subject and placed him under arrest as the other three fled. The subject Officer Cook had grabbed then drew a revolver from his pocked and shot him three times, killing him.

All four suspects were later apprehended.

Officer Cook was survived by his wife, three daughters, mother, brother, and two sisters. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Francisco, California.

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Rest in peace Officer Cook. Thanks for your courage. Perhaps you were related to Metro-Dade Florida Police Officer, William C. Cook, killed in the line of duty on May 16, 1979.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
September 1, 2014

 

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