Officer Joseph Gibbs Cooper

Officer Joseph Gibbs Cooper

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, August 23, 1970

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Joseph Gibbs Cooper

Officer Joseph Cooper succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier in an automobile accident while involved in a vehicle pursuit. The patrol car he was a passenger in struck a utility pole at the intersection of Lee Street and Springs Street.

He was survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 15, 1970
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer Cooper. A Tar Heel hero forever!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 12, 2018

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