City Marshal David C. Cook

City Marshal David C. Cook

Glouster Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, October 13, 1895

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David C. Cook

Marshal David Cook was shot and killed by a deputy marshal who was upset that the marshal had released a prisoner from custody. The other marshal had arrested the man the previous evening, but Marshal Cook released him after receiving an order from the mayor.

When the deputy marshal found out he threatened Marshal Cook and resigned. Several days later the deputy marshal became drunk and threatened Marshal Cook again. The two exchanged shots and both were killed.

Marshal Cook was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of City Marshal David C. Cook Glouster Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1895

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 13, 2017

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