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April 21, 2005

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Ohio officer killed during pursuit

Officer Down: Larry Cox - [Chillicothe, Ohio]

Rank: Detective

Incident: Detective Cox was shot and killed after crossing the path of a robbery and car theft suspect. Det. Cox was off-duty at the time of the incident.

Additional Information: Det. Cox was a 19-year veteran and an elementary D.A.R.E Officer.

For the first time in more than 78 years, Chillicothe mourns the death of a police officer in the line of duty and officers seek an unknown man they say shot him.

Officer Larry Cox, a 19-year veteran of the force and elementary school D.A.R.E. officer, was shot and killed around 10 p.m. Thursday in an alley near the intersection of Chestnut and North High streets. Police Chief Jeff Keener struggled to announce Cox's death at a midnight press conference.

Cox is believed to have been shot by a suspect in a robbery and a car theft earlier in the evening. He was off-duty at the time and it is unknown if Cox knew the extent of the suspect's alleged activities before their fateful meeting.

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