Deputy Game Warden John H. Cox

Deputy Game Warden John H. Cox

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Law Enforcement Division, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 5, 1916

John H. Cox

Deputy Game Warden John Cox was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for hunting without a license on a farm in Shawnee County, several miles outside of Topeka.

The subject and two friends were hunting on the farm, between Burlingame Road and Topeka Boulevard, approximately two miles south of the Topeka Country Club when they were confronted by Warden Cox. As Warden Cox demanded to see their hunting licenses one of the men opened fire on him with a shotgun, killing him.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and convicted of Warden Cox's murder.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder


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Rest in Peace, Warden Cox. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

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