Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Town Marshal William Cox suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting a man causing a disturbance.
He had been called to a tavern for a man causing a disturbance and placed him under arrest. While walking with the suspect toward the office of the justice of the peace, he suffered a fatal heart attack and died.
Town Marshal Cox was survived by his wife, two sons, eight daughters, brother, sister and two grandchildren.
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This officer, discovered in 2022, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Fairmount Police Department.