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Reserve Deputy Gary Lee Cook

Rogers County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, October 17, 1998

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Gary Lee Cook

Rest in peace Reserve Deputy Cook.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 13, 2020

I never knew you, this was long before I was even allowed to drive, but it is a very sad story. RIP- twenty years later.

Jennifer Reed- Hendrick

October 17, 2018

Deputy Cook,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rogers County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 17, 2009

I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TEN YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF A GOOD FRIEND AND CO-WORKER. I TRULY ENJOYED GARY'S SENSE OF HUMOR AND CHARACTER WHILE WORKING WITH HIM IN THE COUNTY JAIL, WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE. GARY HELPED TRAIN ME IN THE JAIL AS A CORRECTIONS OFFICER AND IT WAS VERY OBVIOUS THAT HE TRULY LOVED HIS JOB AND TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN HIS WORK.

HE IS A FRIEND THAT I MISS AND THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE TIME. GARY, WE MISS YOU!!!

YOUR FRIEND,

DOUG BARHAM

CPL. DOUG BARHAM
PRYOR POLICE DEPT. (FORMER CO-WORKER)

April 15, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 10, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

Gary, I was the last to talk with you and the first to respond to your side as I was only a mile away. It was a dreadful day that I will never forget. I said prayers over you at that time and pray for your family very often still today. You were a great guy and I'll always keep you in my thoughts. God Bless.

R26

Reserve Deputy Russ Overstreet
Rogers County Sheriff

June 30, 2006

God bless you and your family.

Anonymous

March 22, 2004

I have been honored to be the first recipient of the Gary Lee Cook Endowed Scholarship which was given at Rogers State University. I would like to thank Gary's mother and brother for setting up the Scholarship fund. I pray that their memories for Gary will overshadow their grief for losing their son, brother and friend.
Thank you

Officer Joseph Koss
Keifer Police Department

I was a partner of gary's and i miss him very much even tho i left the dept in jan, 1997 we spoke often he made me laugh his smile and laughter will be missed very much, but i know he's looking over us up there to make sure we are safe

I Miss You Partner

your friend
Connie McIntire
Owasso Police Dept,
Communications

Communication Officer Connie Mcintire
Owasso Police Dept

Hey Partner;
They say time heals all wounds - I'm not sure about that. I write your mom all the time and never forget to send her flowers. Someone took your cross down again, but thats ok, I drive by from time to time and leave a little something. You may be gone partner, but you will never be forgotten.

Always there - Lora -

Evidence Officer Lora Upton
Rogers County Sheriff's Office

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