Patrol Officer Jaimie Joseph Alan Cox

Patrol Officer Jaimie Joseph Alan Cox

Rockford Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, November 5, 2017

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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 was a United States National Guard veteran who 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 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, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and awarded the Illinois National Guard Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom Ribbon. He is survived by his wife, father, brother, sister, nieces, and nephews.


  • 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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Five years ago today I woke up to the phone call that changed life as I ever knew it. It was the call to tell me you had been critically wounded and I needed to get to the hospital as soon as possible. They didn’t tell me you were already gone until I got there, and I hit my knees. Your loss impacted not only our family and friends, but your agency, surrounding agencies, your entire community and beyond.

Five years later there hasn’t been a single day where most of my thoughts involve you and that day. Five years later, we still hear stories of the positive impact you had on so many people, even people you only met once, or sometimes never really met at all, but somehow they remember you.
We’ve created two organizations that continue propelling your service forward, Jaim. The Jaimie Cox Foundation and BLUE 815 take care of so many people that you would have wanted us to be sure are taken care of: first responders, veterans, and children in need. Your service continues as you keep watch over us above.
Thank you for being you. I miss you every single day.
Love ya, cuz.

Andrea Cox

November 5, 2022

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