Officer Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Officer Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 1972

Carl Jackson "Jack" Cooke, III

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.


  • 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

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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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