Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert "Bob" Cox

Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert "Bob" Cox

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, April 14, 1890

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Robert "Bob" Cox

Deputy Marshal Cox was shot and killed in Claremore, Oklahoma, after he and another marshal arrested a man for selling liquor at a barn dance. A father and son who witnessed the arrest decided they would free the suspect. As Deputy Marshal Cox retrieved his rifle from a closet the two opened fire on him, striking him in the neck and shoulders. The other marshal then exchanged shots with the two, who managed to escape with the prisoner. Deputy Marshal Cox died the following day.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 13, 1890
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-second 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 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

April 14, 2012

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