Patrolman Samuel Cooper

Patrolman Samuel Cooper

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, November 1, 1900

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Samuel Cooper

Patrolman Samuel Cooper succumbed to an infection from gunshot wounds suffered one week earlier when he was attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect. After being shot, Patrolman Cooper returned fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Cooper's murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 21, 1901. He was paroled in 1911.

Patrolman Cooper was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, October 25, 1900
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1911

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

November 1, 2020

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