Patrol Officer Jaimie Joseph Alan Cox

Patrol Officer Jaimie Joseph Alan Cox

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, November 5, 2017

Jaimie Joseph Alan Cox

Patrol Officer Jaimie Cox was killed during a traffic stop near the intersection of East State Street and Dawn Avenue at approximately 1:00 am.

The vehicle attempted to flee during the incident and dragged Officer Cox before crashing two blocks North of the initial incident. Despite suffering critical injuries, Officer Cox was able to call for assistance. Responding officers found him on the ground near the crash scene. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that fled was found deceased in the vehicle from a gunshot fired by Officer Cox.

Officer Cox had served with the Rockford Police Department for one year and had previously served with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Division of Law Enforcement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, serving from 2004 to 2010. He was part of an Army National Guard contingent deployed from 2008 to 2009 to Nangarhar province in Afghanistan and received honors including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was also awarded the Illinois National Guard Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom Ribbon.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 68
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Shot and killed

traffic stop

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I have gotten the honor of knowing you through countless stories. Everyone one of them good, every one of them makes me smile. Not because those are the types of stories people choose to tell but because they are the only stories - stories of goodness. Then, this week I had the honor of meeting your closest friends. I understood why they were, what amazing people. I know that the pain and sorrow is left here on earth and that you are okay. So I pray for these people, every day. Caitlin has become a light in my life and I am blessed to know her. I will stand by her side for as long as she needs me, and then one more day. Rest easy, hero.

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May 5, 2018

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