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Sergeant Joseph Alan Cox, Jr.

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph Alan Cox, Jr.

Son of fallen deputy following in father’s footsteps
Posted on WANE Jan 15, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Two former confinement officers from the Allen County Jail were sworn into full time police officer positions with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday.

Officers Jordan Hissong and Joseph Cox join the Allen County Sheriff’s Department as the first deputies to a receive a promotion from a new department program, which hires new officers from within its ranks.

Both of the officers and their families shared excitement at the Allen County Courthouse during the ceremony Wednesday morning. For the Cox family, the day was also bittersweet.

Officer Joseph Cox is the son of former Allen County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joseph Cox, who died from a medical emergency while on duty in February 2017. On Wednesday, his son Joseph joined the ranks of the department his dad was a part of.

“It’s very much been a dream, ever since I was a small child. I’ve always wanted to be like my father who was an officer and now I get to work for the same department he did,” said Officer Joseph Cox.

Joseph’s mother, Diana Cox, said she is proud that her son gets to continue the family tradition of serving in the police force.

“My husband Joe, his dad, was a Fort Wayne officer and so Joe followed his dads footsteps, so this is a third generation police officer. We have other officers in our family too, so it’s a good legacy,” said Diana Cox.

Joseph said that he is excited to serve in the new role within the department and said he plans to perform the job the same way his dad did.

“It means I have a lot of to live up to and if I can ever live up to even half of that, I will be completely satisfied,” said Officer Joseph Cox.

Retired Police Officer
NYPD

January 15, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Cox.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2019

Joey,

I am a family friend and fellow officer. I worked the streets of Fort Wayne with your father Joe Sr. in the 1980's. We fished many B.A.S.S. tournaments together and had a wonderful time. As the years passed by you suffered some serious setbacks. But God, in his infinite wisdom, got you through it. I pray you are in Gods loving presence right now. John 14:2-3. We will see you soon and that reunion in Heaven will be glorious.

Doug Kelly, M/Trp Ret.
Indiana State Police

July 11, 2019

Sgt. Cox,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 12, 2019

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