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 Bernard T. Cook

Bernard T. Cook

Birth
Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Jul 1922 (aged 28)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 32569089 · View Source
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Officer Bernard T. Cook, a Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Officer was shot and killed on North Sixteenth Street when he attempted to question two suspicious men.

Officer Cook was assigned to the location every Friday at 1445 hours to provide a police presence as checks were distributed at a local factory. While he was at his post he noticed the two suspicious men and walked up to them. As he did so, the two tried to walk away. When Officer Cook called out to them, one of the men turned and fired two shots from a revolver, striking Officer Cook in the arm and heart. Although mortally wounded, Officer Cook was able to return fire, but the shots did not strike the suspects. Neither man was ever apprehended. Officer Cook died at the scene at 2:45 PM.

Officer Cook, of 1522 No. 18Th St. had been with the agency for only eight months.

His wake was held at the Arthur J. Donnelly Funeral home located at 2039 Washington Ave.

Per the State of Missouri death certificate the burial was at the Alton Cemetery in Madison County Illinois on 07/08/1922. Calls were placed to all of the area cemeteries around Alton Illinois and no record of burial can be found.

Officer Cook was the son on of Samuel and Mary (nee Patton) Cook.


Father: Samuel Cook born Feb 1862 in Ill.
Mother: Mary (Patton) Cook born Jul 1867 in Indiana
Parents were married in 1892.


As of the United States Census in the year 1900 it reflects the following family members.

Samuel Cook Head M 38 Illinois
Mary Cook Wife F 33 Indiana
Maggie Cook Daughter F 7 Illinois
Bernard T Cook Son M 6 Illinois
Edward Cook Son M 5 Illinois
James L Cook Son M 3 Illinois


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  • Maintained by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Originally Created by: Gracie's Grammy
  • Added: 1 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32569089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard T. Cook (24 Dec 1893–7 Jul 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32569089, citing Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) .