Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 21, 2005

Larry Randolph Cox

Officer Larry Cox was shot and killed while chasing a robbery suspect while off-duty.

The suspect was wanted for stealing a car and robbing a gas station approximately one hour earlier. Another officer spotted the vehicle and pursued it until the suspect bailed out and fled on foot. Officer Cox, who was off duty, observed the suspect fleeing and officers pursuing him. Officer Cox joined the pursuit and eventually confronted the suspect in an alley between Chestnut and High Streets. During the confrontation, the suspect shot and killed Officer Cox. The suspect was apprehended nine days later.

On July 29, 2006, the suspect escaped from the Ross County Jail by using bed sheets to scale a jail wall. In September, 2006, he was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ten Most Wanted list. He was apprehended in Chillicothe on October 19, 2006. On December 8, 2006, the suspect plead guilty to murdering Officer Cox and was sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Cox had served with the Chillicothe Police Department for 19 years, and served as one of the city's DARE officers at the time of his murder. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, sister and brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 21

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Larry was our DARE officer at Central and Mt Logan. He was so good with the kids. He would come eat lunch with the students and then stay for recess to organize kick ball games. He helped chaperone Patrol trips to Washington D.C. and outdoor education trips to Woodland Altars. It was such a comfort (and fun) to have him along. Those of us who knew him will not forget him.

Mrs.Brenda Sheridan
Fifth Grade Teacher

April 21, 2018

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