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- Nov. 29, 1982 -
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Humboldt County Sheriff's Department Agency Patch
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 29, 1982
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 56 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept.
CA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 29 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Mon. Nov. 29, 1982
Summary: Sheriff Cox was shot and killed while assisting the manager of a trailer park during a dispute with a resident. The unarmed Sheriff Cox parked in front of the suspect's trailer and began to approached the trailer. The suspect shot Sheriff Cox five times with a .30-.30 rifle at a range of approximately 15-feet.

The suspect then went to the management office and shot the manager, who was Sheriff Cox's father-in-law, and a bystander who went to his aid. The suspect was then shot and killed by Eureka police officers who were responding to the call.

Sheriff Cox had been in law enforcement for 29 years and was survived by his wife an

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