Patrolman Courtney Wayne Cook

Patrolman Courtney Wayne Cook

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1961

Courtney Wayne Cook

Patrolman Courtney Cook and Patrolman Clarence Small were killed in an automobile accident 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.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I remember Courtney Wayne Cooke as though it was yesterday. We lived in a small town in Virginia and we were very much in love. Plans to be married. He was taken so quickly and so young. Courtney was a man who was so kind and gentle and respective. I loved him so.

Carol Ayers

June 28, 2018

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