In Memoriam

Sergeant Kevin Cox

June 30th, 1963 - July 13th, 2001

Sgt. Kevin Cox had been employed as an officer for the City of Lubbock for 16 years at the time of his death. Sgt. Cox was assigned to the Patrol Division and he was a member of the Police Department SWAT Team. On July 13, 2001 Sgt. Cox was accidentally shot during a SWAT operation at a south Lubbock residence. Sgt. Cox was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Sergeant Cox had been assigned to the Lubbock Police Department Training Academy from July 27, 1996 to January 9, 2001 as the training supervisor. While at the academy Sergeant Cox was instrumental in designing and building an advanced obstacle course. This obstacle course is used by Officers of the Lubbock Police Department and other Police Agencies as well as the Lubbock Police Department SWAT Team. The obstacle course was also used during the 2001 Police Games.

The obstacle course has been posthumously named the "Kevin Cox Memorial Obstacle Course" in his memory.