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Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Jonah Darrell Cox

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, February 23, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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Patrolman Jonah Cox was shot and killed when he intervened in a disturbance outside of a night club while off duty. When he identified himself as a police officer one of the men fled on foot with Patrolman Cox in pursuit.

The man pulled out a gun and shotPatrolman Cox as he caught him in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant at 3618 Bardstown Road.

Both men were charged with murder but accepted plea bargains to lesser charges and were sentenced to jail.

Patrolman Cox was survived by his daughter.

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Rest in peace Patrolman Cox. So young, with a young daughter left behind. At least when she grows up, which she is by now she will know her daddy was a true police hero. Louisville residents can live more peacefully because of your courageous actions.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
February 23, 2015

 

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