Sergeant Joseph Alan Cox, Jr.

Sergeant Joseph Alan Cox, Jr.

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Joseph Alan Cox, Jr.

Sergeant Joseph Cox suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a vehicle crash in which a vehicle struck a horse-and-buggy in which one of the buggy's occupants had been ejected.

After assisting at the scene of the crash Sergeant Cox drove the buggy's driver home to the 9600 block of Ricker Road. After making contact with the driver's parents, he returned to his vehicle. As he began to back up, he suddenly accelerated in reverse at a high rate of speed, crashing into a fence and then traveling in circles until the patrol car became stuck in the mud.

Rescue personnel arrived at the scene and immediately began CPR. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Cox was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 213
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

accident investigation

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To the family and friends of Sgt Joseph Cox, his fellow officers , and most especially to Joseph:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Joseph died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers and officers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Joseph's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinguished service Joseph gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2017.

Phyllis Loya
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February 12, 2021

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