Reserve Officer James Boyd Cook, Jr.

Reserve Officer James Boyd Cook, Jr.

Westlake Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1990

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James Boyd Cook, Jr.

Officer Cook died from an accidental gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when another officer's weapon discharged in police headquarters.

Officer Cook had only served as a reserve officer with the agency for 2 weeks prior to the shooting.


  • Age 19
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Two weeks of service. Eternal honor and heroism! Rest in peace Officer Cook. I was wondering if you were related to Metro-Dade Police Officer, William C. Cook, EOW May 16, 1979?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 30, 2018

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