Everett Police Seek Information On Family Of Detective Killed 100 Years Ago Today

November 23, 2020

Police Blotter

100 years ago, Everett Police Detective John H. Fox was killed in the line of duty. Everett Police are looking for more information on his family. Take a read and if you can help them out contact Everett Police.

Detective John H. Fox. Photo credit: Everett Police Facebook page.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the line of duty death of Everett Police Detective John H. Fox. On November 23, 1920, Detective Fox (Badge #102) and another detective were on the trail of a hold-up robbery suspect when they spotted him at 34th and Broadway. As the two detectives approached to talk with the suspect, he opened fire and shot Detective Fox in the abdomen. Although he was rushed to the hospital, Detective Fox succumbed to his gunshot wound.

Everett Police Honor Guard is seeking to learn more about the surviving family of Detective Fox. Our information indicates he was survived by his wife but since posting about Detective Fox last year, we also learned he was survived by children. If you have additional information on the descendants of Detective Fox, please send us an email to police@everettwa.gov or a private message on the Everett Police Facebook page so that we can accurately memorialize his legacy.

Detective John H. Fox is one of three law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the citizens of Everett.


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