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Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Edwin Cooke | Waller County Sheriff's Department, Texas Waller County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Albert Edwin Cooke

Waller County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, April 18, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Charged with capital murder

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Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Cooke was shot and killed with his own service weapon while transporting a prisoner to the county jail.

The juvenile prisoner had just been arrested for burglarizing a local gas station. The subject was able to gain control of Chief Deputy Cooke's service revolver and shot him in the head six times. His body was found approximately two miles outside of town. The suspect was arrested by Texas Rangers a short time later.

Chief Deputy Cooke was survived by his wife and two children.

His father, Chief Deputy Charles Cooke, was killed in the line of duty while serving with the Waller County Sheriff's Office on November 6, 1967.

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End of Watch: Sunday, November 5, 1967
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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. I hope that the scum that took you away from your family rots in

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
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November 5, 2017

 

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