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Officer Carl Jackson Dallas Police Department, Texas


Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 2, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 3024

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/1/1972

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Carl Cooke was shot and killed after responding to a robbery call at a grocery store.

As the subject fled he shot Officer Cooke three times. He was able to return to his patrol car where he collapsed. He was transported to Methodist Hospital where he died from his wounds a short time later.

The subject was arrested after other officers followed a blood trail to his home. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Cooke had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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As a former DPD officer, I thank you for your service in protecting the citizens of Dallas. Our prayers are always with you and your family. You will never be forgotten. God bless you, your family and our fellow DPD officers.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
May 2, 2017


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