Police Officer Robert W. Cox

Police Officer Robert W. Cox

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1977

Robert W. Cox

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 is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Bob: Joanne and I still remember your robot dance moves at the NYPD Police Camp.You were a great dancer and a fun to be with. We still think of you and your family. You are missed by everyone you touched in your life. God Bless you and your family R.I.P.
Joanne and Ken


January 17, 2015

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