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Larry L. Cox

1953 to 2014

 

Larry L. Cox, 61 of Sidney, passed away in his home peacefully on Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Fri., Dec. 19 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Hyde officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, S.D. at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Friends may stop at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Thursday to sign Larry's register book and drop off condolences, with family present from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's name to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund at 901 "E" Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Larry's care and funeral arrangements.

Larry, the son of Oren O. and Earline P. (Bennett) Cox, was born in Sidney on Oct. 4, 1953. He worked toward and became an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts of America. His 35 years of law enforcement took him many places including Kearney and Chicago, Ill. Larry later went on to serve his country in the United States Army for two years as a counterintelligence agent and for one year in the Mechanized Infantry. During this time he received many accommodations in the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry division. After receiving an Honorable Discharge he returned to Sidney. He continued his law enforcement career in this community for twenty-six years. He was named Chief of Police in 2001 and later retired in 2009.

He was a graduate of The Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Academy in Washington D.C. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on many committees. Larry was part of the Masonic Fraternity as Master Mason in Frank Welch Lodge No. 75 A.F. and A.M. in Sidney. Larry also served on the Boot Hill Committee.

He is preceded in death by his father Oren O. Cox and son Jason L. Cox and infant son Jeremy A. Cox. He is survived by his daughter Adina Cox of Colorado Springs, son Nathaniel Cox of Lincoln, granddaughter Lanaya Hada of Kansas, his mother Earline Cox of Sidney, sister and brother-in-law Pat and Bill Printz of Sidney, sister and brother-in-law Barb and Mel Flick of Mitchell , step-son Dominic Flores of Colorado Springs and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

 

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