Deputy Sheriff Donald Ray Cook

Deputy Sheriff Donald Ray Cook

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1988

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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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It’s now been almost 30 years since that night. I came in to work only to find out that you had been killed in the line of duty.
You and Cris were like family. Your sense of humor never failed to lift my spirits. I often wonder how Cris & the kids are doing and there’s hardly a day that goes by when I don’t think of you and smile.
So, thank you for the great memories. And, though you may be absent in body, you are very much present in spirit.
Your death might have brought sorrow, but your life will be remembered for bringing joy to those who knew you.

Greg Wright
Don’s personal coffee server & popcorn maker

June 15, 2018

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