The Allen County Board of Commissioners released the following statement upon learning of the passing of Sgt. Joseph Cox of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office:
(February 13, 2017) â€” “Today, we join with the law enforcement community of Allen County in mourning the loss of Sgt. Joseph Cox. Sgt. Cox was always available and ready to represent the sheriff’s department in the finest traditions of public service. His work ethic as well as his ability to relate to the public made him a valuable asset to the department. His talent and dedication to policing will have a lasting effect on the communities of Allen County for years to come, and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fellow officers.
To honor Sgt. Cox, all flags at county-owned buildings will be lowered to half-staff.”