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Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

Kennesaw Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

I am deeply sorry. Rest in Peace, sister.

Chief Inspector. Pedro Cereceda
Polic├Ča Nacional. Spain.

September 16, 2017

Well, it's been 12 years since you went to be with the Lord. Never a day goes by that you are not remembered. Although we miss you, we know you are in a better place; no suffering, no pain, and no tears. We will meet each other again.... for now I can only imagine.

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 14, 2017

God bless sister. Prayers for your family.

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

September 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Tara! It's Police Memorial Week once again and we have been thinking of you. By this time you would have been a lieutenant. We all miss you and won't forget you. I won't let them! Have a great birthday and one day we will meet again and you can take me on a tour of heaven.

Brice Alan Barth
KennesawPD

May 19, 2017

Tara, it has been 11 years since you left us. Today is a bitter sweet day for me... You left on the same day as my wedding anniversary. My wife and I have been married 31 years today. We keep your memory alive each year. I know nothing on this earth can compare with the joy you experience every day with the Lord Jesus. For that I am envious. We miss you and will never forget

Sgt Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 13, 2016

Good afternoon Tara,

September is always a tough month for me. Earlier this year I left Georgia, probably for good and returned home to California to be with my family. I didn't get the opportunity to visit with you at GPSTC as I always did during training, but I want you and your family to know you are sill remembered for the brave woman you STILL ARE! Every recruit I had since you left us on earth has heard your story from my point of view. God Bless and I'll see you in Heaven!

Paul Vargas
Former Kennesaw PD and Smyrna PD

September 9, 2016

Tara, your birthday is in a couple days, but here is an early birthday wish. I can't listen to this song without remembering you. "I Can Only Imagine"

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When your face is before me
I can only imagine

Yeah

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you
I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
Yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
Yeah
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
Yeah
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you

I can only imagine

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

May 15, 2016

Thank you for your service. You must have been a very special person to make such an impact on so many people in such a short time.

Civilian Anonymous Anonymous
Social Services

February 5, 2016

I wish there was a way to "Like" these posts. You don't know how often I have come here to read your comments about my daughter when my heart has been hurting. Even after ten years, your words still bring comfort. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words and your heart whether you were a co-worker, friend, family or stranger. Be thankful for every single day you have on this earth. Use each day to be salt and light in a dark world, Law enforcement friends, you have my deepest respect. Thank you for all you do.

Tina Drummond
Tara's mother

October 20, 2015

Tara, it just does not seem like 10 years have passed. Rarely does a day go by that I don't remember you. I have a copy of your police picture above my desk. We posted a memorial for you on our Face Book page. A lot of folks in the community remember you and have had very kind things to say.

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 17, 2015

Heavy on my heart as always this time of year. Ten years has both been an eternity and seems like you just left. Your baby brother is now 23........the same age you were when you died. He has his Mechanical Engineering degree and a great career and life ahead of him. He is a good man. Your little sister is now a college professor. She is living her dream and so good at it. I know there would be no one prouder of them than you, Tara. I try to fill in the blanks.....what accomplishments would you have now.....career, husband, children, joy. Just know you are in my heart and on my mind every day. I love you, baby girl.

Mom

September 12, 2015

Good Morning Tara,

Ten years ago this week, our world at the City of Kennesaw stopped for longer than I can remember. Thank you for your service to our profession. I'll post to you again down the road Tara.

Paul

Officer Paul Vargas
Smyrna Police (Formerly Kennesaw Police)

September 11, 2015

The last time I saw Tara, she was an 11 year old lover of life. She would have made an incredibly good law enforcement officer. She had compassion...something far too few people have.

And now, she's dancing for Jesus. And I suspect her enjoyment of life is beyond any measure we who remain could ever imagine.

Dance, Tara. Dance!

Pfc Len Johnson
Beaufort County Detention Center

May 20, 2015

Happy 33 Birthday Tara I miss you everyday! I wish I could talk to you everyday! I really wish you were her so we could celebrate your birthday! I miss you and love you!!!

Lindsey

Lindsey
friend

May 19, 2015

Tara, Happy birthday. Sorry I missed it yesterday. Still haven't forgotten you.

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

May 19, 2015

Again, Happy Birthday in Heaven, Tara. 33 years ago today, you entered this world and God showed me His Love through you. I had no idea I could love anyone as much as I loved you, my first-born. I still love you and miss you and think of you every single day. Daisy turned 14 years old this week. She is so precious to us because she was yours. I will give her treats from you today to celebrate your day. Love forever,

Mom

May 19, 2015

Thinking of you and talking of you today, as we always do. Miss you so very much, sweetheart. Love, Mom

Tina Drummond

December 25, 2014

Tara,

I just want you to know that I still think of you often. Every single time I see a butterfly, I think of you.

Ryan

Ryan Reichert
Class mate and former MPD.

December 1, 2014

Tara,

Last week I was in GPSTC two separate days and I checked in with you on the memorial as always. I just wanted you to know we will never forget you even in the short time I got to know you.

Paul

Officer Vargas
Smyrna Police STEP Unit

November 15, 2014

This morning is so peaceful and serene. There's almost a misty fog over the pastures and every now and then a little breeze. I could see us sitting in the rockers while you tell me how you're conquering the world. And the anxiety is just under the surface. The dichotomy that develops every year around this date, I suppose will be forever, I would want it to be forever. 9 years have passed since we've talked so I'm scrolling memories and missing Tara this morning.

Dad

September 13, 2014

With much respect for the career path you chose I know you must be a special person and I am sure you would be an outstanding officer. Your story breaks my heart and I send my deepest condolences to the Drummond family.

Cherie Hatmaker

September 12, 2014

Tara, For the past 9 years, this has been a bitter sweet day for me. As well as your passing it is my wedding aniversary... so I cant forget one without forgetting the other. So I forget neither. We had a promotional assessment recently, and I am sure you would have made Sergeant. We all miss you every day and keep your memory alive.

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 12, 2014

Its been so long already, you are turly missed by many! Happy birthday Tara!

Sgt.C
PSCO

May 22, 2014

32 today. I can only imagine the Officer, woman, daughter you would be today. As many lives that have impacted through your death, there would have been ten times ad many through your life. Still love our COPS and PCSO friends. Most of all the amazing folks of Kennesaw and KPD. Happy Birthday Sweetheart.

Daddy

May 19, 2014

Happy Birthday sweet girl. Brittney & I are going to spend the day celebrating you with makeovers, shopping, and doing anything else we know you would have wanted to do for your birthday. Brittney & I are not really the "makeover" type....we would be more likely to spend the day at a used book store & Whole Foods.....but we are celebrating your birthday so we will make our memories with you in our hearts and plans. I so wish I could see the 32 year old Tara. I know you would be my pride and joy.

Mom

May 19, 2014

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