Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Edwin Cooke

Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Edwin Cooke

Waller County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1975

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Albert Edwin Cooke

Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Cooke was shot and killed with his own service weapon while transporting a prisoner to the county jail.

The juvenile prisoner had just been arrested for burglarizing a local gas station. The subject was able to gain control of Chief Deputy Cooke's service revolver and shot him in the head six times. His body was found approximately two miles outside of town. The suspect was arrested by Texas Rangers a short time later.

Chief Deputy Cooke was survived by his wife and two children.

His father, Chief Deputy Charles Cooke, was killed in the line of duty while serving with the Waller County Sheriff's Office on November 6th, 1967.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

burglary, juvenile offender, transport

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Every time I go through Hempstead, I think of you and how shocked my grandmother and I were that you were shot and killed. My grandma always admired your service to the community. I remember you fishing on our ranch pond. May you Rest In Peace.

Kim Ames Hawthorne Seither
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July 1, 2019

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