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Irving police motorcycle officer dies after illness

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Officer Corey Lee Cooksey Officer Corey Lee Cooksey
IRVING, Texas -

The Irving police department is mourning the loss of a veteran motorcycle officer who died mysteriously over the weekend.

Officer Corey Lee Cooksey died shortly after midnight on Sunday at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine. According to the Irving police, the 39-year-old officer had been admitted with low blood pressure, but his cause of death is still unknown.

Officer Cooksey joined the department in February 1999. He was working as a motor officer with the Special Operations Division, had served with the Honor Guard, and was an instructor at the police academy.

Cooksey leaves behind a wife and a nine-year-old son.

A viewing for Officer Cooksey is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 27 at Restland Funeral Home at 400 South Freeport in Coppell from 6 to 8 p.m.

His funeral is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Church in Irving.

In lieu of flowers, the family is for donations to a memorial account that has been set up at the Irving City Employees Federal Credit Union (ICEFCU). The account has been set up as the Corey
Cooksey Memorial Fund. Checks should be made payable to the ICEFCU and deposited in account #11684, subaccount #1.

Donations to the account will be given to the Cooksey family.

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