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Sheriff Harvey Staten Cox | Young County Sheriff's Office, Texas Young County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

Harvey Staten Cox

Young County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, September 15, 1864

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 month, 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Harvey Cox was killed when he and four other officers came across a tribe of American Indians. Sheriff Cox told the other men to leave. As the officers were leaving Sheriff Cox got his horse to run, and left at full speed, but he forgot to untie the horse from the tree and was thrown from the horse. He was killed at the scene by members of the tribe.

Sheriff Cox had served as sheriff for only 45 days. He was survived by his parents.

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 15, 2017

 

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