Rockford officer killed, another hurt in crash, possible shooting

06 November, 2017, 02:10 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Following Officer Jamie Cox's death local police escorted his body to the county coroner's office

Cox joined the Rockford division in December 2016, said a city representative.

Cox was rushed to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, O'Shea said, where he was pronounced dead.

A Rockford police officer has died following a traffic stop Sunday morning and another person was found dead inside a crashed vehicle, Rockford police said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jaimie, Jaimie's family and his wife", O'Shea said.

Following Officer Jamie Cox's death, local police escorted his body to the county coroner's office.

. A short time later, Cox made a brief radio transmission calling for assistance. Inside the vehicle, investigators tell 23 News a body was found.

Authorities say a police officer and another man were both found dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash in northern IL.

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Officers responded and found a single vehicle crash approximately two blocks away from the initial traffic stop.

Rockford Police say they are holding another media briefing at at noon at the police administration headquarters, 557 South New Towne Drive.

He beforehand filled in as an officer for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, O'Shea said.

The officer has been identified as Jaimie Cox, age 30. He served in the United States National Guard and was a graduate of Hononegah High School and Northern Illinois University.

O'Shea said the public was not at risk.

State Street will remain blocked for several hours while the investigation continues.

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