Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox

Photo of Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox
End of Watch: Sat, Feb 23rd, 1974
Date of Incident: Sat, Feb 23rd, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 3 years
Age: 21


His daughter


Patrolman Cox was shot and killed when he intervened in a disturbance outside of a night club while off duty. When he identified himself as a police officer one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him.

Patrolman Cox started his career as a police officer at the age of 18, during a short period when the Louisville Division of Police lowered their minimum age requirement.


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The Louisville Division of Police has been disbanded and absorbed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.


There are 3 tributes for Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox.

Patrolman Jonah Darrell Cox
Left by Cox on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

I never had the privilege of meeting you...I came into the world some 16 years after your sacrifice to this community in the prime of your life. Rest in peace knowing you are a grandfather, your siblings have grown well and raised families, and your mother was surrounded by love, affection, and adulation all her life. Your legacy and bravery live on in our line and you even have a great nephew in your honor and namesake. I truly wish I could have had the opportunity to meet you, Uncle Darryl, because I feel I would have amassed such qualities from you. Rest in peace and take care of Grandma for me. Your daughter and grandson are healthy and happy and living the dream in sunny Florida.