Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox

Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, February 23, 1974

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Jonah Darrell Cox

Patrolman Jonah Cox was shot and killed when he intervened in a disturbance outside of a night club while off duty. When he identified himself as a police officer one of the men fled on foot with Patrolman Cox in pursuit.

The man pulled out a gun and shot Patrolman Cox as he caught him in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant at 3618 Bardstown Road.

Both men were charged with murder but accepted plea bargains to lesser charges and were sentenced to jail.

Patrolman Cox served with the Louisville Police Department for less than two and a half years and was survived by his daughter.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

off duty

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Rest in peace Patrolman Cox. So young, with a young daughter left behind. At least when she grows up, which she is by now she will know her daddy was a true police hero. Louisville residents can live more peacefully because of your courageous actions.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2015

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