Sheriff Herman Cook

Sheriff Herman Cook

Colbert County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, August 18, 1963

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Herman Cook

Sheriff Herman Cook and Chief of Police James Pace, of the Littleville Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bootlegger.

Two other deputies were also wounded when the man ambushed the officers. The suspect was apprehended but died of cancer in jail while awaiting trial.

Sheriff Cook was a retired Alabama Department of Public Safety trooper and was serving his first term as sheriff.


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  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

alcohol violation, ambush, arrest

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 18, 2020

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