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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Every time I hear the song played at the service , I stop and think of him. It brings tears to my eyes each time.
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Sheila Clark

April 6, 2021

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