The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a former deputy. YCSO announced Ernie Cox passed away at the age of 83. He served with the Sheriff’s Office from 1975 to 2002, during which time he worked as a patrol deputy and a criminal investigations detective. In 2008, Cox ran unsuccessfully for Yavapai County Sheriff.
A memorial service is planned for the Prescott VA Cemetery. Sheriff David Rhodes said, “The entire agency is grateful to Ernie for his long-time record of commitment and service to the people of Yavapai County. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Betty, and all of his family and friends.”