Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 3024
Incident Date: 5/1/1972
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.