Police Officer Robert W. Cox

Police Officer Robert W. Cox

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1977

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Robert W. Cox

Police Officer Robert Cox suffered a fatal injury to the heart after a violent struggle with a burglary suspect.

Officer Cox responded to a burglary in progress. When he arrived, he spotted the suspect, who fled. After a foot pursuit, Officer Cox was able to overtake the suspect, who put up a violent struggle, striking Officer Cox in the chest, before being taken into custody. Officer Cox then returned to the station house, where he collapsed. He remained in a coma for almost three months and died as a result.

Officer Cox was a United States Navy veteran and had been assigned to the 107th Precinct. He is survived by his wife and three boys.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 23127

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 26, 1977

burglary, foot pursuit

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Rest in peace Officer Cox.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 10, 2024

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