Town Marshal William Louis Cox

Town Marshal William Louis Cox

Dania Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1915

William Louis Cox

Marshal Cox was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. The suspect then murdered his own wife before committing suicide.
Marshal Cox had no previous experience as a law enforcement officer and was hired the previous year, after Town Marshal John Clifton was murdered, because of fearless discharge of duties.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Marshall William Louis Cox will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

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