Type of Officer: Game Warden
Jurisdiction: Topeka
County: Shawnee
Death Date: 12/6/1916
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
While attempting to arrest Claude Biggers for hunting without a license, Game Warden Cox was shot and killed six miles southwest of Topeka. Biggers removed the officer’s commission, threw it away, and ran. He was caught and convicted for murder.