Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Joseph W. Cotton

Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, June 27, 1953

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Reflections for Chief of Police Joseph W. Cotton

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 27, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Cheif Cotton,

You were grandfather that I never met. I have only heard stories about you. My father witnessed the you being shot. He has told me the story several times. He always told me what a great man you were and how good you were to him. I never knew you but wanted to thank you for everything you did for my dad and the service you gave to Wewika.

Shane Pennington, RN

June 10, 2014

I'm the Assistant Chief of Police in Wewoka Oklahoma, we are comprising a wall of honor at the Wewoka Police Department. I would love to talk with any family members of Assistant Chief Cope and Chief of Police Cotton and share any information I have about the fallen officers.

Assistant Chief of Police Mike Windle
Wewoka Police Department

May 11, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year 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

December 1, 2012

Chief Cotton,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wewoka County.



June 27, 2006

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