Town Marshal William Louis Cox

Town Marshal William Louis Cox

Dania Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1915

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William Louis Cox

Town Marshal William Cox was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

The suspect then murdered his own wife before committing suicide.

Marshal Cox had no previous experience as a law enforcement officer and was hired the previous year, after Town Marshal John Clifton was murdered, because of fearless discharge of duties.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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

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

August 24, 2020

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