Patrolman Charles Gordon Cox

Patrolman Charles Gordon Cox

Gadsden Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1942

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Charles Gordon Cox

Patrolman Cox was shot and killed when he and his partner interrupted a robbery in progress at 3rd and Chestnut Streets. When the suspect saw the patrolmen he stepped away from the robbery victim and opened fire on the officers, mortally wounding Patrolman Cox. The suspect then fled into a nearby alley. Patrolman Cox's partner transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two Alabama Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene and shot and killed the suspect in an exchange of gunfire. The suspect was identified as a man who shot and wounded a Birmingham officer the previous day.

Patrolman Cox had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I know we never met but you are my Great Grandfather. My grandmother is Betty Lee Cox Bouldin and she cherishes everything you ever did even though you died shortly after her birth. I may only be 16 years old but I look up to you and everything you did and all of the sacrifices you made for you family and for your job.
Love you and Rest In Peace

Abigail Bouldin
Great Granddaughter of Charles Gordon Cox

August 28, 2013

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