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John Frederick Cox

John Frederick Cox, American protective services official. Certified professional peace officer, Wyoming, law enforcement officer, Nebraska. Named Outstanding Young Leo, Douglas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1985, one of Outstanding Young Men of America, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1978, 85.


  • Cox, John Frederick was born on March 9, 1955 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Gerald Herman and Hellon Ann (Brewer) Cox.

  • Education

    • Student, Bethel College, St. Paul, 1975. Student, Chadron State College, 1976. Bachelor of Science, International University, Independence, Missouri, 1990.

      Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 1991. Postgraduate in Business Administration, Chadwick University.


    • Police officer Chadron (Nebraska) Police, 1976-1978. State patrolman Wyoming State Highway Patrol, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 1978-1979. Deputy sheriff Converse County Sheriff' General’ s Office, Douglas, 1980-1981.

      Police officer Douglas Police, 1981-1982, patrol division supervisor, 1982-1987. Chief of police Powell (Wyoming) Police, since 1987. Board directors Northwest Drug Enforcement Team, 1988-1996.

      Member advisory board Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas, 1989-1995. Member Park County Child Protection Team, Cody, Powell, since 1989.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional peace officer, Wyoming, law enforcement officer, Nebraska.


    • Author: Small Departments and Community Policing, Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Bulletin, 1992.


    Religious freedom should be supported and the expressions of faith of others should be respected.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Baptism, an act of full immersion following Christ’s example, is undertaken by those spiritually mature enough to understand its profound, symbolic significance: resurrection to new life in Christ.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The strength of a society’s marriages is the greatest cause and indicator of societal health.


    Board directors Christian Broadcasting Inc., Douglas, 1984-1987. Member Powell Drug/Alcohol Council, 1987-1989. Member International Association Chiefs of Police, Wyoming Association Sheriffs and Chiefs (president since 1997), Wyoming Peace Officers Association, Northwest Peace Officers.



    Reading, exercise, bicycling, hunting, camping.


    • Married Mary Beth Brown, August 14, 1976. Children: Christopher, Sarah, Rebekah.
    • father: Gerald Herman Cox
    • mother: Hellon Ann (Brewer) Cox
    • spouse: Mary Beth Brown
    • children: Christopher Cox
    • Sarah Cox
    • Rebekah Cox
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    Born March 9, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1975
      Bethel College
    • 1976
      Chadron State College
    • 1990
      International University
    • 1991
      Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
    • 1976 - 1978
      Police officer, Chadron (Nebraska) Police
    • 1978 - 1979
      state patrolman Wyoming State Highway Patrol
      Rock Springs, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      deputy sheriff Converse County Sheriff's Office
      Douglas, Georgia, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      police officer, Douglas Police
    • 1982 - 1987
      police officer, Douglas Police
    • 1987
      chief of police Powell (Wyoming) Police
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