Type of Officer: Chief of Police
Jurisdiction: Dodge City
County: Ford
Death Date: 11/8/1927
Added to Memorial: 1988
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Chief Cox was shot six times by a man he believed to be a chicken thief. This man, later identified by the FBI as JohnWaycoff, stole the Chief’s car and escaped. He was later tracked down and killed by the posse in what newspapers referred to as a “grand gun duel.”