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Trooper Ermon Boyce Cox | Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Arkansas State Police, Arkansas


Ermon Boyce Cox

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch: Sunday, August 17, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 8 months

Badge # 147

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Executed in 1959

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Trooper Ermon Cox was shot and killed by a man suspected of driving while intoxicated. Trooper Cox and his 9 year-old son, in their personal automobile, had just left a store and followed the man into a nearby driveway. The suspect ran into his house, grabbed a rifle, and shot Trooper Cox through his windshield as he was backing away.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on October 15, 1958. He was executed in Arkansas' electric chair on January 2, 1959.

Trooper Cox had served with the agency for 8 months. He was survived by his wife and two children. His 9 year-old son went on to become a Arkansas State Trooper.

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