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Rockford officer shot dead during traffic stop

06 November 2017

Authorities said a dead person was also located inside the vehicle of the vehicle crash.

Shortly after, investigators say the officer made a radio transmission saying he needed assistance.

They also discovered a auto crash about two blocks away from the initial traffic stop with a dead body inside.

Cox was rushed to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he was pronounced dead, O'Shea said.

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Following Cox's death, local police escorted his body to the county coroner's office.

Around 1:20 a.m., Rockford police posted on Twitter and Facebook that the department was "on scene of a shooting involving an officer".

O'Shea says Cox became "entangled" with the vehicle and fired a shot, but he declined to say how either man died or to provide additional details. "The area is still blocked off of the incident, the detectives are out there working".

He joined Rockford PD in December 2016.

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Investigators said they believe Cox was involved in a scuffle during the traffic stop "that resulted in the officer becoming entangled by the suspect vehicle".

He beforehand filled in as an officer for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, O'Shea said.

O'Shea identified the officer as 30-year-old Jaimie Cox. He was a graduate of Hononegah High School and Northern Illinois University.

A Rockford Police officer was shot and killed early Sunday, Nov. 5, on the city's east side. Cox was transported to a hospital, where he died later Sunday morning.

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Rockford officer shot dead during traffic stop