Sheriff Gene Cox
For some reason I've been thinking about the killing of Sheriff Gene Cox off and on lately. Still, for some reason it surprised me to read that it happened 25 years ago. Do you remember where you were when you heard about it? I'm not sure where I was but know I was working at the Humboldt Bay Power Plant at the time.
For those of you newbies to Humboldt County, the Ebb Tide Trailer Park, where the shootings occurred, is where the new Harley Davidson store is now: North side of Eureka alongside the Eureka Slough over at the Humboldt Bank(?) Mall. There used to be a trailer park there.
Looks like Coroner, Frank Jager, found the rifle used in the shooting and is donating it to the Clark Museum. I'll have to remember to go see it once it's on display. Kind of creepy, though.