Deputy James William Cook

Deputy James William Cook

Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1925

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James William Cook

Deputy Cook was shot and killed as he and another deputy were escorting a bootlegger to jail. The man, 45, suddenly produced a pistol and shot him. The other deputy shot and critically wounded the suspect. Deputies had searched the man's home on the beach near Freeport and found a large quantity of illegal liquor.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Not available

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

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

August 26, 2020

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