Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

Kennesaw Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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Tara Marie Drummond

Officer Tara Drummond was accidentally shot and killed while attending training at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy. She was shot during a firearms training session when the instructor's firearm discharged as he was performing a demonstration. Officer Drummond was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to the wound.

Officer Drummond was sworn in as an officer with the Kennesaw Police Department only four months earlier. She is survived by her parents and siblings.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 9979

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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I will never forget the day this happened, seeing on the news "a female police trainee in Kennesaw..." and the horror that gripped me as I realized "Wait, I know a female police trainee in Kennesaw!" I only got to hang out with her a handful of times; she was close to a close family member of mine, but I lived a fair distance away. It's an absolute tragedy that Tara was denied the opportunity that we all take for granted: to grow into the full realization of what she had chosen to be as her adult self. God bless her.

Mitchell Forney
family of friend

November 17, 2021

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