Patrolman Henry Cobb

Patrolman Henry Cobb

Bartlesville Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, December 30, 1935

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Henry Cobb

Patrolman Cobb was shot and killed when he responded to a report of a disturbance involving a drunk man at the man's home on South Kaw Street. When he arrived at the scene the man pulled out a gun and shot Patrolman Cobb twice in the chest. Although wounded, Patrolman Cobb struggled with the suspect who was then shot once in the hand. The suspect was able to escape Patrolman Cobb's custody, who then stumbled out of the front door of the home and collapsed.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. Governor Ernest W. Marland ordered a new trial but the suspect died on death row from tuberculosis on August 24, 1937.

Patrolman Cobb was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes,

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 30, 2011

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