Policeman Robert J. Cote

Policeman Robert J. Cote

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 1969

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Robert J. Cote

Policeman Robert Cote was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

Officer Cote responded to the call of a robbery in-progress, where armed suspects had taken the employees of a Woolworth's Department store hostage. He entered the store before back-up arrived and, searching the store, was shot by one of the suspects.

Although wounded, he exited the store but died during transport to Central Receiving Hospital in downtown Los Angeles.

The suspect was shot and killed by responding officers.

Policeman Cote was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the LAPD for 15 months. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and siblings.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge 13991
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery

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Rest in peace Policeman Cote.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2019

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