November 6, 2017

Jaimie Cox - Police Officer Fatality - Rockford, Illinois

Jamie Cox
Police Officer Jaimie Cox, age 30, died in the line of duty on November 5, 2017, at a hospital in Rockford, Illinois.

Officer Cox was a member of the Rockford Police Department. He had 1 year of service. He had previously served with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Division of Law Enforcement.

Rockford is a city of just under 155,000 in northern Illinois.

At about 1:00 a.m., Jamie was conducting a traffic stop at a city intersection. A scuffle between Jamie and the driver broke out. A shot was fired. Jaimie was somehow dragged by the fleeing vehicle.

Jamie was rushed to a local hospital where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that fled, Eddie Paterson, age 49, was found deceased in his vehicle. The cause of death has not been released as of this date. 

Jamie graduated from Hononegah Community High School and and later from Northern Illinois University. 

Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Jaimie and
for those who have
lost him. 
Jamie was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Illinois National Guard Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom Ribbon.

He was honorably discharged in 2010. 

The members of the Rockford Police Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Jaimie was one of the good guys. He will be forever remembered.

Jaimie's loved ones are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He was loved. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Jamie is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife.

Thank you for your service to America and to the community, Jaimie. 

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to others. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

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

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