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Patrolman Carl W. Cox

Bradenton Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, August 8, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Carl W. Cox

Patrolman Cox, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 8, 2019

Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Cox, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

August 8, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us. Continue to rest in pneace Patrolman Cox...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

August 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 8, 2010

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 7, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 10, 2007

Thank you Officer Cox for your service to the City of Bradenton. You are not forgotten Brother, Rest in Peace.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, Charlotte, NC

March 31, 2007

You served your city well.
You paid the ultimate price.

I try everyday to continue to keep our fine city safe.

Lt. James Racky
Bradenton Police Department

January 25, 2005

REST IN PEACE

October 13, 2004

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