Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 3 months
Badge # 13991
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Killed by other officers
Policeman Robert Cote was shot and killed by a robbery suspect. Officer Cote responded to the call of a robbery in-progress, where armed suspects had taken the employees of a Woolworth's Department store hostage. He entered the store before back-up arrived and searching the store he was shot by one of the suspects, hit in the femoral artery. Officer Cote, although wounded, exited the store but died during transpor to Central Receiving Hospital in downtown Los Angeles.
The suspect was shot and killed by responding officers.