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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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Thank you for the freckles. Thank you for the sportiness that I know came from you. Thanks for all the times I knew I had a guardian angel. I think of you often. Mom and Gram made sure we knew you. You are missed. I, too, am proud of your service and proud to be part of you.

This week, 5 Dallas officers were murdered. This saddens my soul. Each time we go to the memorial the tears flow as the years get closer. I hate it for the children. I hate that there is so much hate.

Jacque Wise
July 15, 2016


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