Deputy Sheriff Wallace E. Cool

Deputy Sheriff Wallace E. Cool

Latah County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1901

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Wallace E. Cool

Deputy Cool was shot and killed off his horse while attempting to arrest a man who was riding through town randomly shooting at people. The man had killed the town doctor and wounded a storekeeper. The suspect fled to his house, where a shootout with a posse led by the sheriff ensued. The standoff ended when the suspect killed himself. Deputy Cool died of his wounds the next day.

Deputy Cool was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 4, 1901
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cool.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 30, 2020

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