Deputy Sheriff Donald Ray Cook

Deputy Sheriff Donald Ray Cook

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1988

Donald Ray Cook

Deputy Cook was struck and killed while manning a roadblock during a vehicle pursuit. Another agency chased the suspect vehicle into Escambia County and attempted to run the roadblock and struck Deputy Cook. The suspects were apprehended several miles down the road when their vehicle was disabled.

Deputy Cook had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, four children, and six grandchildren.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 256

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

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Florida Sheriffs Association

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