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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Thoughts and prayers remain with the service of Deputy Donald Cook and the sacrifices of his family, loved ones and members of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. He was known for his positive disposition, humor and generally making a tough job better for others. As a young trooper from the Pensacola area, I remember the incident and the loss felt by the community. Deputy Cook's family are our family and your sacrifices are truly not forgotten.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

December 3, 2020

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