Town Marshal
Edward Rich Cook
Culver Police Department
Tuesday, July 19, 1932

Age: 48
Served: 5 years
Badge #:
Panel 45W, Line 13
Panel L1, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, July 19, 1932
10:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
700 East Lake Shore Drive, Culver
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
IOOF Cemetery, Richland Center

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   Town Marshal Edward Cook was killed when he stopped to assist a motorist to change a tire at a local gas station.

   As he leaned over, his service weapon fell out of its holster and discharged when it hit the pavement, striking him in the heart with a .32-caliber bullet.

   Town Marshal Cook was survived by his wife, two daughters, three sons, sister, two brothers and father.

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