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Nov. 29, 1982
Caucasian Male / 56 yrs. of age
Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Nov. 29, 1982
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