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Patrolman Samuel Cooper | South Bend Police Department, Indiana South Bend Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman

Samuel Cooper

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, November 1, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/25/1900

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Samuel Cooper succumbed to an infection from gunshot wounds suffered one week earlier when he was attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect. After being shot, Patrolman Cooper returned fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Cooper's murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 21, 1901.

Patrolman Cooper was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cooper. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 6, 2013

 

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