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 crash on East Lee Street, west of Arlington Street, while involved in a vehicle pursuit at about 3:30 am.

The patrol car he was a passenger in struck a utility pole at the intersection of Lee Street and Springs Street.

Officer Cooper was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

vehicle pursuit

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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 23, 2020

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