Village Marshal Clyde O. Cook, Sr.

Village Marshal Clyde O. Cook, Sr.

Waynesfield Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, October 24, 1963

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Clyde O. Cook, Sr.

Village Marshal Clyde Cook suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to two disturbances in the town.

One of the disturbances involved a group of teenage boys. While he was dealing with them one of the boys threw an apple at him, striking him in the back.

Marshal Cook suffered a heart attack a short time later while driving his patrol car. He collapsed in the vehicle at the intersection of Earl Avenue and Wapakoneta Street, causing it to roll into a utility pole.

Marshal Cook had served with the Waynesfield Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and several grandchildren.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

disorderly, juvenile offender

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