Sheffield Police Memorial Page
This page was created in the honor, and in the memory of our fallen brothers-in-arms. This page is dedicated to the continued memory of all fallen officers nationwide.
Chief B.B. Cox
Killed in the line of duty on Monday, Janurary 24, 1938
While serving the citizens of Sheffield AL, Chief Cox was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight at a dance hall. Despite being mortally wounded, he was hit in the liver with a round from a Colt .45, Chief Cox was able to return fire and killed the suspect, hitting him six times. Chief Cox had served the City of Sheffield for 10 years. Chief Cox now rests at Oakwood Cemetary in Sheffield.
Chief B.B. Cox can be seen in this photo taken on Jan. 21, 1933. Chief Cox(left) is seen with officers S.B. Wright, Earl Ikard, O.H. McRight, Eugene Latimer, and former Mayor J.K. Johnson
National Peace Officer's Memorial Day (May15th)
What is Peace Officer's Memorial Day?
The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation— (1) designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in honor of Federal, State, and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty; (2) directing United States Government officials to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on all Government buildings on Peace Officers Memorial Day, as provided by section 7 (m) of title 4, United States Code; and (3) inviting State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including the display of the flag at half-staff. TITLE 36: Subtitle I: Part A: CHAPTER 1: § 136