Patrolman Courtney Wayne Cook

Patrolman Courtney Wayne Cook

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1961

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Courtney Wayne Cook

Patrolman Courtney Cook and Patrolman Clarence Small were killed in an automobile accident in the 4600 block of Jefferson Avenue while en route to raid an illegal gambling house. Their patrol car was struck by another patrol car that was responding to an unrelated call.

Patrolman Cook was a United States Navy Veteran and served with the Newport News Police Department for 14 months.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge 127
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 24, 2020

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