Patrolman Samuel Cooper

Photo of Patrolman Samuel Cooper
End of Watch: Thu, Nov 1st, 1900
Date of Incident: Thu, Oct 25th, 1900
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 41

Survivors

His wife and daughter

Incident

Patrolman Samuel Cooper succumbed to an infection from gunshot wounds suffered one week earlier when he was attempting to arrest an armed robbery suspect. After being shot, Patrolman Cooper returned fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Cooper's murder and sentenced to life in prison on June 21, 1901.

Patrolman Cooper was survived by his wife and daughter.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

South Bend Police Department Patch
701 West Sample Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
(574) 235-5941

Tributes

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