Officer Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Officer Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 1972

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Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Officer Carl Cooke was shot and killed after responding to a robbery call at a grocery store in the 900 block of South Denley Drive.

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.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 3024

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 1, 1972
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery in progress

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Officer Cooke,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 2, 2022

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