Sergeant James L. Cook

Sergeant James L. Cook

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 1972

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James L. Cook

Sergeant James Cook drowned while on boat patrol on Lake Lowrey in Polk County.

He was patrolling the lake for illegal trotlines when he fell from his boat. His body was located two days later approximately 300 yards from where his boat was found running in circles.

Sergeant Cook was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

marine patrol

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Officer Cook,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2022

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