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Deputy Sheriff William Cox

Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, May 23, 1887

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Cox

Regarding the ramifications for the families of such victims as Wm. Cox: He was the 2nd husband of my great-great-grandmother, Arilla Hollowell, who was only 17 when they were married. This horrid death changed her life, utterly. I try to imagine caring for a paralyzed man NOW, and how difficult it would be, lifting him, bathing him, helping him dress...much less if I were a teenager also having to take care of a household by myself, plus the man's son, plus keep some sort of income coming in by opening my home to boarders. Just the reality of daily chamber pot duty, of cooking on a wood stove with all the jobs just that would entail, of fetching all's exhausting to even contemplate. Sadly, her next marriage was to a man whose involvement with a criminal boarder landed him in prison as accessory to murder. Her 4th marriage was to a man who, unbeknownst to anyone back then, had inherited Huntington's Disease which often manifests in violent and schizophrenic behavior, as it did with 3 of her 4 children with him who had to be institutionalized.
I wonder what her life might have been like had this horrible event never occurred.

Rebecca Noot

February 2, 2022

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

May 23, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cox. One day of humble valor and distinction is better than a lifetime of calamity and wickedness. You are to be saluted for your service.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 23, 2015

Rest in Peace, Deputy Cox. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge. Proverbs 14:32

Thank you for your service.

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


September 30, 2010

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 1, 2010

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


June 1, 2009

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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