Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 21, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox

I still miss you just as much as the day it happened. I just saw pics of Ev.... whew, talk about gorgeous. There aren't very many of us left that were there when we were. Most have retired but lots have come up there with you. Either way, it sucks. Another round of holidays are coming... I still have no desire to put up a Christmas tree. Every time I come down High or Church, I can just hear that obnoxious laugh of yours! Keep an eye out, until I see you again!!!! Much love and many blessings.


December 9, 2019

Rest in peace Office Cox.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019


Ret Ofc

April 21, 2019

I can't believe you have been gone this long. Doesn't seem real. Talked to your mom and your sister a couple weeks ago. They both looked good. I don't get to see our trooper anymore, he moved to a different job. I hear he is doing well. I hope you and Roger are trying to behave up But I wouldn't expect anything less of you two. Lol. I miss you!!!


April 1, 2019

Always remember our fallen brothers and sisters.

Cadet CPT. Hendershot
4th platoon NJROTC

March 19, 2019

I miss your face!!! I miss your laugh!!! I miss you!!! Life is not fair. I can't believe you have been gone this long..... it doesn't seem real. Wish we could turn back time and change so many things.


December 16, 2018

Sometimes I just get on this page to read the reflections of love to you. Sometimes I just stare at the screen and get lost on my thoughts. Sometimes I just can't breathe looking at it. But always, absolutely always, I end up writing and crying.

I talked to one of our old friends the other day and he told me some things that I didnt know. It made me angry at the same time as it made me confused. I still think very differently as he and some other colleagues, but that's okay too. I'm a little bit stubborn in my thoughts. Maybe it's my defense mechanism so I don't have to think about certain things from that night. Heck, I don't really know. I guess honestly, it doesn't really matter, because the end result is still the same and it still sucks.

Talk soon.


July 21, 2018

Officer Larry Cox,

Of all the good men I have known in my 45 years of military service, and as a California Peace Officer in Sacramento in the 1980's, and as a federal agent, you remain my ideal of selfless service, honor, and courage.

And my gratitude for the wonderfully positive influence you had as the Chillicothe Police Representative on the children and young people in Chillicothe, especially my precious daughter at Bishop Flaget, My Little Venchise, is eternal. I don't know who misses you more, even now, me or Venchise.

The Saints and Angels were waiting for you, but it is hard for me to believe that they needed you more than did we.
Difficult to express how much you were appreciated and loved and needed here.

Your were and remain in my memory a fine and good man. I want you back. I fear that we will not see your like again. You were good in every way in a world tending toward evil and chaos.

I look to my memory of you to guide my personal and professional conduct. I cannot imagine a better role model -- for anyone.

I think of you every day. What would Larry do?

Larry Cox, the embodiment of a good man. We miss you more and this world needs you more now than ever.

Enough. You did much good. You did no wrong. you are missed.

Joseph Glenn

June 11, 2018

I remember Larry, working out with him at the YMCA in Chillicothe from 1999 to 2001, seeing him at Bishop Flaget, and how my little daughter, Venchise, respected him so fondly from her contacts with him at school and at the Y. What a good man. The angels were waiting for him. This lad is missed.
Joseph Glenn

U.S. Army, Retired

May 16, 2018

Larry was our DARE officer at Central and Mt Logan. He was so good with the kids. He would come eat lunch with the students and then stay for recess to organize kick ball games. He helped chaperone Patrol trips to Washington D.C. and outdoor education trips to Woodland Altars. It was such a comfort (and fun) to have him along. Those of us who knew him will not forget him.

Mrs.Brenda Sheridan
Fifth Grade Teacher

April 21, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Larry Randolph Cox of the Chillicothe Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 21, 2018

Doesn't seem possible still. Everyone has started to move on a little. New guys in the office, big changes have gone through. Your picture remains on the wall where it was placed originally. I have left the department and the feeling of family is gone for us old Seems there are so many new faces there now. I miss the days when we all hung out together doing family things. I hate the 21st of April!!!!! I hate it so very much. I'm still bitter about the whole thing. If I could I would go back and protect you from going down that alley. I would have done anything in my power to change the sequence of events that night. It's not fair!!!! You were one of the few good guys that everybody loved. The whole city loved you. I went down to Greenlawn today and there are so many people in there that I know. It takes all I have to just drive into that sucks. As my tears fall, I re-live that Thursday night so often. Every time I pass Shoemaker Center I hold my breath for a second and I wonder how many people still think of you, how many people say a prayer for your brothers and sisters in blue? How many people have forgotten? Too many questions and not enough answers. Larry Randolph you will live with me until I die. I will never forget you or your ultimate sacrifice!!! Goodnight my friend!!!! Love and blessings!!!!


April 21, 2018

Well, you got me good tonight!!! I haven't decorated for Christmas since you left. I guess I realized that night just how evil people really are. I decided this year I would put up a teee and a few decorations. The second box I opened I found an old film envelope where you had sent film in to have it developed. It had your Stone Road address on it and was dated 2/6/95. It was empty so I have no idea what was in it. I can hear you laughing too.

I miss you more now than ever. I guess we are getting older and our friends are leaving me to come with you. Much love my dear friend!!!!


November 28, 2017

Hey Larry, it’s been 12 years since I have posted on here but I’ve never forgotten that horrible day and how it’s effected me! The PD has changed so much since your passing and their are very few of us left who served with you! I was a young rookie officer when we first met and you told me I looked like a cop from TV! You even gave me the nickname “Hollywood”! I was young and cocky much like the officers on the department today. I constantly harp on them about officer safety and tell them they never want to go through a day like April 21st 2005! I’ll never forget it but they just don’t seem to understand!!! Continue to watch over us Lord knows in today’s world police officers need all the help we can get!

Chillicothe PD

October 11, 2017

Gone but never forgotten

Friend None None

July 2, 2017

You have missed so much!!! We live in such a cruel world, don't we? i miss you more today than yesterday. I didn't know that people could have such raw feelings for this long!!! I sometimes wonder if it will ever stop hurting. Much love.


June 5, 2017

Been a long time Brother. Still think of you, miss you everyday. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!

Brother Retired

April 19, 2017

I keep a reminder of you close to me every day. I truthfully think about you every day. It could have been any of us that day, but it was you. My heart has been heavy ever since.
I've seen your Mom several times this summer. What a sweet & special lady.
Larry, you are thought of often & remembered with admiration, respect & that little smile we all get when we think of you.
You will never be forgotten,... my brother in blue. #ThinBlueLine

Fellow Police Officer
Chillicothe (OH) P.D.

July 9, 2016

I went to school with Larry he was a good person, good dad ,husband, son and a great police officer.Jimmy Stevens

Jimmy Stevens

May 29, 2016

Hi! I still think about you daily. Your picture is still up at the LEC. You and you're gorgeous blue eyes! I had a few people ask about you this past week. I told them "your story" best I could. Larry there are still things that I don't know and things I can't figure out. I always pray that you never suffered even for a second, but I don't know. I can't stand it.

Please keep an eye on us if you can. I miss ya bunches.


March 14, 2016

You are not forgotten!!!


April 29, 2015

I miss you!!! So many things have happened and so many people have left us to join you. All the changes just keep coming. Please watch over your mom I know she is strong but please watch out for her!

This year marks the tenth year. It seems like you just got called home yesterday and then sometimes it seems like a life time ago. I met a family member of Rev Schmidt the other day and made me think of that Thursday. He was a rock to all of us.

Much luv!!!!


January 6, 2015

Just dropping by to let you know your father, Larry Roger Cox, passed away Friday, May 16th, 2014 one day before his 75th birthday. He had an 11 month bout with brain tumors called glioblastoma. He never complained about the pain he was in and left his world peaceably. Heaven is rejoicing. He will be buried Wednesday, May 21st. Just think about the 21st was the date you passed and if you add the month and date of your dad's passing, , it comes out to 21.

Joy E. Cox

May 18, 2014

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you at some time during the day. It's hard to believe so much time has passed. I don't typically write on here and tend to be pretty private about my grief but for some reason decided now was a good time. I will always think of you and loved you just like a brother. See you someday my friend.

Fellow Officer

November 4, 2013

Was thinking about you and was looking on the internet for pictures and articles about you. Just happened to see an article on Evan graduating from the state highway patrol academy. How proud you must be of him. We played lots of BB together and I always rememeber bringing you to McArthur to play in a 3 on 3 tournament and after the first game I had people coming up to me saying" where did you find this guy at". Glad we won the tournament. I will remember you always Larry.

Mike Patterson

October 13, 2013

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