Frank Cox

Obituary of Frank Cox

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Frank J. Cox, 76, of Lawrenceville passed away peacefully at home with his family on March 6. Born in Trenton, he was raised in Princeton before moving to Lawrenceville in 1988. Frank was a member of St. Paul's Church, where he proudly served as an altar server for many years. He was a graduate of Princeton High School,1955, and the FBI National Academy, 109th class in 1977. Beginning his law enforcement career in 1962 with Princeton Twp Police Department, Frank was tapped to be the first officer in the newly formed West Windsor Police Department in 1968, often patrolling in his own car (a Cadillac). Serving as Lieutenant, and later appointed as Chief in 1980, he retired in 2001 with nearly 40 years of law enforcement service. In 2008, the West Windsor Police Building was named the "Frank Cox Police Facility" in recognition of his leadership in the community. He was Past-President of the NJ FBI National Academy Associates, and Past President of the Mercer County Chiefs of Police. Son of the late Joseph and Miriam (Fisher) Cox, brother of the late Joseph Cox and Kathleen Hunt, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christine (Rapking) Cox ("the best thing that ever happened to me"), a daughter and son-in-law Lisa A. and Joseph Gorski, granddaughter Kathryn Gorski; niece Kathy Hunt, nephews John, Timothy and Mark Hunt, mother-in-law Hortenzia Rapking, sisters-in-law Caroline, Triana, MaryMarie, and Frances, and brother-in-law Mike. Frank will be remembered especially for his integrity, his love of his family, his valiant fights against cancer, his love for his West Windsor Police family, his convertibles and the Boston Red Sox. The funeral will be held 9:45 am, on Wednesday, March 12, from the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:45 am on Wednesday, March 12 at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 11 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to: FBINAA Charitable Foundation, P. O. Box 165 Lecanto, Fl 34465, http://fbinaafoundation.org, to the American Cancer Society, or to a local charity of your choice.
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