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Sheriff Herman Cook | Colbert County Sheriff's Department, Alabama Colbert County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

Sheriff

Herman Cook

Colbert County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, August 18, 1963

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Deceased

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Sheriff Cook and Chief James Pace, of the Littleville Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bootlegger. Two other deputies were also wounded when the man ambushed the officers. The suspect was apprehended but died of cancer in jail while awaiting trial.

Sheriff Cook was a retired Alabama State Trooper and was serving his first term as sheriff.

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Chief of Police James Cornelius Pace
Littleville Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Sunday, August 18, 1963
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 50th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 25, 2013

 

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