Sheriff Harvey Staten Cox

Sheriff Harvey Staten Cox

Young County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 1864

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Harvey Staten Cox

Sheriff Harvey Cox was killed when he and four other officers came across a tribe of American Indians. Sheriff Cox told the other men to leave. As the officers were leaving Sheriff Cox got his horse to run, and left at full speed, but he forgot to untie the horse from the tree and was thrown from the horse. He was killed at the scene by members of the tribe.

Sheriff Cox had served as sheriff for only 45 days. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 month, 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 15, 2020

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