Patrolman Edgar Donald Cooley

Patrolman Edgar Donald Cooley

Honea Path Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 6, 1973

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Edgar Donald Cooley

Patrolman Edgar Cooley was fatally shot by a 73-year-old man when he responded to a domestic disturbance call at Mississippi Street.

The suspect surrendered to officers a short time later. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. Details of his incarceration and the reason for and date of his release are not known, but he died at his home in Honea Path on October 23, 1977.

Patrolman Cooley had served with the Honea Path Police Department for five years and in law enforcement for 15 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Patrolman Cooley,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Honea Path. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 6, 2023

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