Sergeant Kevin Dale Cox

Sergeant Kevin Dale Cox

Lubbock Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 13, 2001

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Kevin Dale Cox

Sergeant Kevin Cox was accidentally shot and killed as he and other SWAT team members entered a home during a standoff with a man known to have several weapons.

Officers were initially called to the home during a domestic dispute involving the man and his wife. After the wife left the home, the man dragged several pieces of furniture into the yard, doused them with gasoline, and then set them on fire. When officers arrived at approximately 1100 hours, the man was holed up inside the house.

At approximately 3:15 PM, officers began to clear all of the windows in the house by knocking the glass out and removing any blinds obstructing the view into the home. As they did so, shots were fired and Sergeant Cox was accidentally struck in the head from a shot fired by members of the SWAT team. Other officers returned fire, wounding the suspect. Officers then fired tear gas into the home, affecting the arrest of the man after he crawled out.

Sergeant Cox had served with the Lubbock Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

domestic, friendly fire, weapons violation

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How has it been 21 years already since Kevin was taken away from us. The days pass, the months pass, and the years pass but the sadness will never pass. Think of you always and miss you more then you will ever know.

Kristi Dudgeon
Kevin’s youngest sister

May 27, 2022

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