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Officer Joseph Gibbs Cooper | Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

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Joseph Gibbs Cooper

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, August 23, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 8/15/1970

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Joseph Cooper succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier in an automobile accident while involved in a vehicle pursuit. The patrol car he was a passenger in struck a utility pole at the intersection of Lee Street and Springs Street.

He was survived by his parents and sister.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 11, 2013

 

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