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Patrolman Vance Cooper | Niles City Police Department, Michigan Niles City Police Department, Michigan


Vance Cooper

Niles City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, March 4, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Vance Cooper was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street.

Patrolman Cooper was assisting Niles Police Chief Bates with an unruly passenger aboard a Greyhound bus enroute from Chicago to Niles. While removing the suspect from the stopped bus, Patrolman Cooper handcuffed himself to the suspect and was walking him across the road when they were both struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Patrolman Cooper had served with the Niles Police Department for 5 years and was survived by his wife and son. He is buried in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Michigan.

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