Jeremy Cox
Jeremy Cox
Madison Police Department lost one of its officers over the weekend when Senior Patrolman Jeremy Cox lost his five-year battle with brain cancer.

Cox, 38, of Hanover, was a 13-year veteran of the department, having joined the force on June 24, 2007, and rising to the rank of senior patrolman. He was a 2000 graduate of Scottsburg High School and attended Vincennes University where he earned an associate’s degree in conservation law.

He was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015, underwent surgery and returned to duty. However, the cancer returned last year and he underwent a second surgery. In late 2019, the cancer returned and Cox underwent a second surgery but was “unable to overcome the great odds that were stacked against him,” Madison Police Chief John Wallace said in a statement. He died in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 26 “surrounded by his loving family.”

“It’s with profound sadness that we announce the death of Madison Senior Patrolman Jeremy Cox age 38,” Wallace said. “Officer Jeremy Cox was an inspiration to all his fellow law enforcement officers, he showed us how to live with dignity, and enjoy each day as if it was your last. Rest in Peace Officer Jeremy Cox, job well done.”

“Godspeed Officer Jeremy Cox,” Madison Mayor Bob Courtney posted on spcial media. “Please keep his family in your prayers. The City of Madison mourns the loss of one of her guardians. We will lower the City of Madison flags to half staff in his honor.”

Cox is survived by his parents, his six-year-old his daughter, Allison Lynn Cox, of Madison; his fiancé, Ellen Goble and her son Isaac of Madison; and a sister, Amber Lee of Lexington, South Carolina.

Visitation and funeral services are Wednesday, July 29, at the First Christian Church in Scottsburg. For additional details, see obituaries in today’s edition.