Police Officer Elmer M. Cox

Police Officer Elmer M. Cox

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 1925

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Elmer M. Cox

Officer Elmer Cox was shot and killed while searching for a robbery suspect in the area of E. Warren Avenue and Bishop Street. Other officers who were patrolling the area in search of the suspect located Officer Cox suffering from a bullet wound to the stomach. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

Officer Cox had served with the Detroit Police Department for 8 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 307

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

manhunt, robbery

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I am priviled to be among the first to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 6, 2012

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