Funeral held for Illinois officer killed in traffic stop - KMOV.com

Funeral held for Illinois officer killed in traffic stop

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ILLINOIS (KMOV.com) -

Hundreds of police officers paid their respects to a northern Illinois officer who was killed in the line of duty a week ago.

Funeral services for Rockford officer Jamie Cox were held Saturday. Cox died Nov. 5 during a traffic stop.

Investigators said that Cox was killed in an altercation with 49-year-old Eddie Patterson during a traffic stop. Cox became entangled in Patterson's car and opened fire, killing Patterson.

Cox died of blunt force trauma from the collision with Patterson's car.

Cox had joined the Rockford Police Department just last year. He also served in the National Guard.

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