January 18, 2016

Thomas Cottrell - Police Officer Fatality - Ohio

Tom Cottrell
Police Officer Thomas Cottrell died in the line of duty on January 17, 2016, in Danville, Ohio.

Officer Cottrell was a member of the Danville Police Department.

Danville is a village in Knox County, Ohio with a population of just over 1,000.

Around 11:30 p.m., dispatchers got a message from a woman who stated that her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Ray Jones was armed with a weapon and was on a rampage, looking to kill a cop.

Officer Cottrell was out looking for Herschel Ray Jones, but dispatchers were not able to reach him to tell him that Jones was on a psychotic rampage.

Officers weren't able to reach Officer Cottrell and a massive search was undertaken. Tragically, his body was found behind the village's municipal hall. His patrol car and service revolver had been stolen.

Herschel Ray Jones was taken into custody by the Police two hours later. He has an
Herschel Jones
extensive criminal record. He had previously been charged with burglary, break and enter, receipt of stolen property including weapons, criminal trespassing, unauthorized use of a vehicle, driving under suspension, assault and disorderly conduct and other charges. This dude has a rap sheet like Judas.

The Danville Police Department is mourning over the death of their brother. He was a professional who was an asset to the Department. He will be forever remembered.

Tom's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Tom is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Tom and for those who
have lost him. 
Thank you for your service to the community, Tom.

Pray for justice for Tom.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Tom is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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