BADGE 30, 33 & 205
SDPD 01/15/1912 - 1939
10/11/1882 - 03/01/1944
The son of a deputy city marshal and former SDPD sergeant, Detective Sergeant Cooley made a name for himself in the detective bureau with a number of high profile arrests.  Among those, was the 1929 shootout and apprehension of a bank robbery team known as "The Black and White Bandits" who had robbed 19 banks across Southern California.

Detective Sergeant Cooley, along with a squad of other officers, engaged the robbers in a gunfight before ultimately arresting the two men.

One of the firearms used by the bandits, a 1917 era, .45 Smith and Wesson revolver, is now owned by the San Diego Police Museum.
Son of Sergeant George H. Cooley
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