Police Officer Layne Bruce Cook

Police Officer Layne Bruce Cook

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, January 27, 1989

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Layne Bruce Cook

Police Officer Layne Cook was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. He was not wearing his personally owned vest at the time of the incident.

Officer Cook had been with the Atlanta Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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I met Layne on a case where my neighbor had been burgled. I was impressed with his fingerprinting such a routine case, and his attention to detail. I told him I my interest in police work and he encouraged me.

Later as a young Deputy, while still in the academy, I ran afowl of hard financial times and didn't know how I would make the daily commute to NCGLETC. Layne had plenty of bills himself, but told me he could loan me some money to buy an old car! I turned down his kind offer, but the magnanimous nature of it reaffirmed my desire to complete the academy! I don't think that I would have without his encouragement. I would come to spent 29 years in the profession.

He was a kind man, a funny guy, and a great cop. I will always miss him!

Directing Special Agent, Bill Thompson
State Ethics Commission (Georgia) Retired

April 6, 2020

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