Sergeant Joseph A. Cox, Jr.

Sergeant Joseph A. Cox, Jr.

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 12, 2017

Joseph A. Cox, Jr.

Sergeant Joseph Cox suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a vehicle crash involving a horse that was struck by a vehicle.

After assisting at the scene of the crash and handling the horse, Sergeant Cox drove a young Amish man home to the 9600 block of Ricker Road. Moments after the man exited the patrol car it started to roll backward, crossing a road, and coming to rest in a field.

Sergeant Cox was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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