Patrolman Samuel Cooper

Patrolman Samuel Cooper

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, November 1, 1900

Samuel Cooper

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.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 25, 1900
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

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