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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

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

I am so sorry !!! I know we lost touch some years ago. But I will always remember you as the one MAN that held your convictions while the rest of us faltered due to peer pressure. I will always strive to finish the rest of my life standing tall and trying to be the example that you surely established. I just wish I never had to move to Richmond back in 1974, I know my life would have ended up a lot better if I had stayed in Chillicothe and had you as a role model. I am just so sorry for your parents and Velvet. Please forgive me for the mistakes I have made and I hope to see you soon on the other side soon. Onion

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Good Friend From Years Ago

August 30, 2013

I Will Always Love You Larry.

ONION ESTRIDGE. (David Estridge)

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Good Friend From Years Ago

August 30, 2013

I just wanted to say hi and let you know that you have been on my mind a lot. Your birthday is right around the corner. We just got done with the Feast of the Flowering Moon. I was telling the story of you when you jumped that fence and tore up your hand. Do you remember that? Im cringing just thinking about it. lol. I stopped down at the dept today and Diane and Sandy were in dispatch talking and laughing. They still have your picture up on the wall.

I dropped off a few things to your dad that he is helping me to get repaired. Boy it sure was hard to leave them with him. I think we are going to donate some things to the Chillicothe Museum in your name. It will be hard to leave it there, but I think that is where it should be.

I miss you more and more. Will that ever change? Love and hugs my friend.


May 26, 2013

Hi! I havent left anything on here in a bit, so I decided to sit down and catch up. Not very many days go by that I dont think about you or something you did or said. Larry, bottom line....I miss you!!!!!!!!!

Please let "Chuckie" in on the good stuff up there. I just read his obit in the paper. I got to thinking of the times that we were working midnights and Chuckie was in there with us. It is a total wonder we didnt push him over the edge. I remember one night....we were on our side and a little bit loud and he was on your side quiet as usual. We kept flashing the lights and yellling..."Incoming"....we laughed til it hurt...literally hurt! He spun around in his chair to yell and then his head caught up about 3 seconds later. Oh my gosh Im laughin now just thinkin about it. We had fun though.

Im sorry I havent been down in a couple weeks. I have been sooooo busy, I cant see straight. I know that is no excuse.

I talk to Evan every now and then, he seems to be flourishing in everything. Lar, he is such a good kid. He is handsome and has a good head on his shoulders.

Please keep an eye on all of us, a little extra on "E" too. Lots and lots going on.

Love and hugs my friend!!!!!

Heather D

February 27, 2013

Officer Cox,
I was your student in DARE at Bishop Flaget. I still remember your smile and all the times we played kickball on the playground. I will never forget the day I was told what had happened. I didn't not believe my parents. I had seen you just the day before, there was no way it was possible. I realized how real it was when I came to school the next day. We spent the whole day talking about you. You influenced all of our lives. Now I am a freshman in college, and I have not forgot about you or the lessons you taught me. Thank you Officer Cox.


December 8, 2012

its been 7 years now since that night i got the call about you. Your sacrifice has been a catalyst for so many good things that have happened here in Chillicothe. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and i always knew i had a friend on the force and now i have a friend in Heaven.

Your son is now a State Trooper and has grown up to be an excellent young man. I know you are proud of him. Miss you Larry.

Rod civilian

November 23, 2012

Hi! Well the Feast weekend is over....finally. It was a tough weekend, but we all made it through. It was so hot, it was almost unbearable.

I just wanted to say hi and that I miss you.


May 29, 2012

How can it possibly be seven years since you and my son were taken so brutally from families and friends that loved them, and from departments and communities that valued them. Your mom and I began our grief journey together and I wanted to post something for her to thank her for her friendship and caring along the way.

Stepping Stones:
"Come, take my hand, the road is long. We must travel by stepping stones. No, you're not alone. I'll go with you. I know the road well, I've been there. Don't fear the darkness. I'll be with you. We must take one step at a ...time. But remember we may have to stop awhile. It is a long way to the other side and there are many obstacles.
We have many stones to cross. Some are bigger than others . . . shock, denial, and anger to start. Then comes guilt, despair, and loneliness. It's a hard road to travel but it must be done. It's the only way to reach the other side.
Come, slip your hand in mine. What? Oh, yes, it's strong. I've held so many hands like yours. Yes, mine was one time small and weak like yours. Once, you see, I had to take someone's hand in order to take the first step. Oops! you've stumbled. Go ahead and cry. Don't be ashamed, I understand. Let's wait here awhile and get your breath. When you're stronger we'll go on, one step at a time. There's no need to hurry.
Say, it's nice to hear you laugh. Yes, I agree, the memories you shared are good. Look, we're halfway there now; I can see the other side. It looks so warm and sunny. Oh, have you noticed? We're nearing the last stone and you're standing alone. And look, your hands, you've let go of mine, and we've reached the other side.
But wait. Look back. Someone is standing there. They are alone and want to cross the stepping stones. I better go; they need my help. What? Are you sure? Why, yes, I'll wait. You know the way - you've been there. Yes - I agree - it's your turn, my friend - to help someone else cross the stepping stones" author unknown

Everyone who comforts us, who says a prayer, who leaves a reflection, who say our sons' names, who helps with a memorial event, who honors our beloved fallen officers by remembering them, who fight for justice and supports us during trials, appeals, and are all our stepping stones and enable us to be the same for those just beginning their grief journey. Thank you, Joy and all the other stepping stones.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

April 23, 2012

Hey "Lawrence!" (our inside joke)
It really doesn't seem like 7 yrs. I can still see you like it was yesterday. Time does go on & I'm now retired from the PD.
One thing for sure my brother, YOU are not forgotten.
Rest easy....

.... & thank you.

Retired Officer
Chillicothe P.D.

April 21, 2012

Hi. I came down the other day, but couldnt stay they were mowing and I started sneezing immediately. Thats one of the many things about spring that drives me insane. I wish it could be fall all the time.

Keep an eye on your boy, I pray that he can put up with all the craziness that he has signed on for. Lar, hes a good kid, I know you are proud. I think maybe his grandma and grandpa might be a little proud

I gotta get ready to go to work, so I will talk to you soon.


April 9, 2012

Hey Lar! I just read a page on a female officer from Atlanta that was killed in the line of duty. I wish her family knew you and that you were waiting on her at the gate. They would rest a little easier. Im still totally pissed off that I have to write/talk to you over a computer. I hate it!!! It is not right for so many reasons. I thought that I would have gotten used to it by now.....I havent.

Please keep an extra eye on all of our mutual friends. You know which ones Im talking about....I hope. Much love and hugs sent your way!!!!! Thanks for looking out for me here lately, I really appreciate it.


January 25, 2012

Well, the holdiays are right around the corner again. I cant believe how time really does fly. Thanks for watching out for our "buddy." Not that he needed any extra help, he was good to go. I know that in my heart.

I got a chance to talk to Evan a little while back. Lar, he sure has grown into a handsome young man. I know he gets that from his I saw a red beretta on Main Street today and thought of you. Remember how I hated the door handles on yours? I always gave you grief because it broke my nail....seems like a life time ago now. I see you laughing.

Talk to ya soon....luv and hugs sent your way.


October 10, 2011

I just wanted to say hi and that I miss you. I think your name has been brought up more in the last couple weeks than ever. I dont mind, I like talking about ya. NASCAR recognized an Indiana officer that Gave All today. His name was on the top of one of the cars. How cool is that? I dont want anyone to go thru the emotions of losing a friend, a brother or a loved one to a coward, but Im really proud that the world is starting to realize the sacrifices that are made for their safety.

Please keep an eye out for our friends.


July 30, 2011

Hey Larry, Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you today. And your family. Time has gone by and I no longer cry when I think of you, I just remember the good things now. And I am glad for that. Sometimes I drive through the cemetery to visit with you and see the flowers your family and friends have left there. They miss you greatly.


April 24, 2011

6 years have gone by, time moves forward and we still feel the pain, miss you so much. You may gone to heaven brother but rest assured never forgotten. See ya on the golden shore. Love ya bro!

Retired Officer
Chillicothe PD

April 21, 2011

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

You are not forgotten. My heart aches for all who miss having you in their lives.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

April 21, 2011

Hi, just thinking of you and your family. I met your mom and dad during the search. They are such nice people. I'm working for Ross County now and you are thought of often, as I walk around the LEC there are constant reminders of you and the others who sacrificed so much. RIP

Deputy Alan L Lewis
Ross County Sheriff

April 14, 2011

Hey Lar-I just wanted to stop by and say hi.  The other day, I was on my way to work in the pouring rain, and that Cox Transport semi passed me.  For some reason I was thinking about you and then it passed me.  It was rainng that day like it was the day of your funeral.  I still believe that rain is nothing but angel tears.There sure are a lot of changes down at work since you left us.  I sometimes wonder what it would be like to turn back time and have a "do-over."  Anyway, Ill be down sometime this week to see ya.  Please keep watch over your family and friends.  Hopefully, we will all be together for a gigantic reunion one day.


April 14, 2011

Well bro I made it. 25 years and 1 day!Was talking to your Dad and was thinking yours was soon after mine. Your so far aahead of me now and in glory.Seems funny now being the old guy and now the retired guy. Seems like yesterday the 7 of us were taking our oath! I miss you bro and wwill see you again!

Chillicothe PD

March 2, 2011

Well, I have tried really hard to not write on here anymore, but I cant stand it anymore. I have to leave something. I dont want you to think that anyone has forgotten about you.


January 20, 2011

Well, the holidays are once again behind us. Larry, I hope you know that you are loved and missed by so many people still. You had a short time on Earth, but boy did you make that time matter. You my friend are my hero, over and over.

Have fun on the golden highway until we can get up there with ya. Please watch over all of us.


January 2, 2011

60 to go homie. Miss ya bro!


November 30, 2010

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