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Police Officer Carnel Cook

Fulton County Schools Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 29, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Carnel Cook

Rest In Peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 29, 2020

rest in peace officer


March 31, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Cook.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2019

Hey Dad,

It’s been 19 years and it seems like yesterday. Everyone is all grown up. No grandkids yet! We continue to think about you and miss you always.

Daiyaan is huge and has a lot of your mannerisms (it’s funny to watch him cook). Continue to watch over us.

Miss and love you always,


September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace, Officer Cook. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Not Forgotten

Carnel I often think about you, watching our children grow up and come into their own has been amazing. You would be very proud of them. You are greatly missed by us and as each day, week and year goes by I find myself reflecting on how much we miss you.

Love you,

Dawn, Azizza, Saeedah & Daiyaan

Dawn Cook

February 17, 2010

To Officer Carnel Cook and his loved ones:

On this the tenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Cook.

Dawn, the love you have for your husband resonates in your reflections. I am sure Carnel is proud of you and the children.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Carnel gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 29, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


September 29, 2009

"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
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

December 26, 2007


Another year has pasted and I still miss. We are well and think about you every day. As the childern grow uo and come into their own, I think about how we use to hold them and keep them close. They are still as close. We love you and miss you.

Love you forever,

Dawn - wife

October 17, 2007

Dear Carnel,
It will be eight years on September. I have lost my grandmother (Nana) and your dad since then. I know that you are all together watching over me and the children. You all (DAD, Nana, Grandpop, Daddy) are my angels. I know God's Grace and Mercy is what keeps me. Azizza has graduated
from Hampton Unversity with her Doctors in Pharamcy, Saeedah is an honor student and still play basketball and fences and your baby boy is now eleven and I have finally let him play football. I am looking for my joy through our children. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. My friend and husband. I miss you.

Love always,


Dawn Cook
wife - widow

May 16, 2007

Fallen, but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 28, 2006

Dear Carnel,

This time of year is always so hard for me, it has been seven years and I still miss my friend. The children have grown, Azizza will have her degree in pharamcy this May, Saeedah is playing basketball and is fencing, Daiyaan is playing everything, I am so very busy with them . When I have free time which is not often, you and thoughts of you always cross my mind. Keep watching over us

Your loving wife and children,

Dawn, Azizza, Saeedah, Daiyaan


September 26, 2006

Hey Dad,

You probably already know that I will be graduating soon. These last six years have been very hard for me and you are one of reason why I continued to strive. You would be so proud of Zahrah and Daiyaan. I wish you were able to spend a little more time with us and get to know Daiyaan for the lovable person he is. You are not forgotten and I think about you always.

Love you much,

Azizza Davis

September 13, 2006

We miss you, the children have grown and are developing into wonderful young people you would be proud. Azizza will finish college soon, Saeedah is you, and your baby boy is fine. We miss and love you. Always in my heart.
Your lovong wife. I miss my friend.

Love you always,


Dawn Cook

May 18, 2006

I think of you and your family often. From time to time, I will call Dawn to see how things are going. You will always be remembered as a hero, a role model, and a friend. Keep checking in on us Carnel. Until we meet again.
GOD Bless

Major Curtis Gibson
US Army

May 16, 2006

I think of you and your family often. From time to time, I will call Dawn to see how things are going. You will always be remembered as a her, a role model, and a friend. Keep checking in on us Carnel. Until we meet again.
GOD Bless

Major Curtis Gibson
US Army

May 15, 2006

God bless you and your family at your untimely death. You are not forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

July 10, 2005


I think of you often and keep you and your family in my prayers. You were a good friend and I miss you. May God bless you and keep you.

Off. M. Stanley

May 2, 2005

God Bless you.

March 12, 2005

~~~When Tomorrow Starts Without Me~~~

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me I know you'll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do, it seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things I'd miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, From His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity and all I've promised you. Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free, so won't you take my hand and share my life with me?" So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.


January 31, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 29, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 30, 2004

To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

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