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 Robert J. Cote, Policeman

Robert J. Cote

Thursday, July 31, 1969



Cote, Robert J.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 13991

Division: Hollywood

Location: 1637 N. Vermont Ave.

Date Killed: Sunday, July 31, 1969

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Robert Cote was shot and killed by
a robbery suspect. Officer Cote responded to the call of a robbery
in-progress, where armed suspects had taken the employees of a
Woolworth's Department store hostage. He entered the store before
back-up arrived and searching the store he was shot by one of the
suspects, hit in the femoral artery. Officer Cote, although
wounded, exited the store but died during transport to Central
Receiving Hospital in downtown Los Angeles.

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