Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Larry Todd Cook

Davidson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, January 27, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Larry Todd Cook

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cook.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2019

Deputy Cook, I hope you are resting in peace and I want you to know that your fellow officers think of you daily. I am a current BLET student and I have heard your story many times by several officers that worked with you and you are a wonderful man who did his best. Thank you for your service sir.

BLET student
Davidson county Community college

May 25, 2018

RIP brother your memorial bridge was dedicated today. Gone but never forgotten.

Sergeant Chad Wilkey
Lexington Police Department

January 27, 2018

That day will always be remembered. I responded to front door.

Capt M. L.Brown (Retired)
Lexington Police Department

February 10, 2016

Todd was an amazing person. Full of life and a cut up at times. He had a love for everyone and had resentley rededicated his life to the Lord. I'm a proud sister. He accomplished so much in his 30 years I think God called him home because he fought a good fight and finished his coarse. It's tough because he was still young and had a 1 yr old daughter he adored and loved so much. . My mom and dad will never be the same...nor I. I miss my brother so much. I have a son that I named after him..Conner Todd. He looks SO much like him and plays baseball like he did also. My brother lives on in my son..its a blessing! But we still struggle with his loss of that tragic day Jan 27th 2000. I wish my son could of met his uncle Todd so he could see himself in him..truly amazes me. I speak of him to Conner a lot and have showed him some videos of us when we where kids..boy them was good times! Todd I will see you again one day and we can walk the streets of gold.

Lori Cook Shaw
my brother

January 3, 2014

A heartfelt thank you to all those who were so deeply touched by Todd.He was an amazing person. He changed our whole world.i will always remember the amazing out pour of kindness and love you all showed Us. Kimberly and Fallon....Trevor, Torrance and Summer...


September 24, 2011

Just wanted to write and tell you I haven't forgot your sacrifice brother. You and your family are still in my prayers. I think about you every time we serve a warrant and often remind the new hires of the danger that is always present. God speed.

Asheboro Police NC

February 3, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eleventh 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2011

I do remember when that happened to Deputy Cook. I think of him often,I am a resident here in Davidson County. My dad was killed in the line of duty also. In Pilot Mountain as a Police officer in 1966.So I pray for the Family here,I can feel for the lost.I pray daily for those men and women that wear a badge. Rest in peace my brother.

Tim Thomas

November 24, 2010

Brother, It has been 10 years since that tragic day and you have always been in my thoughts. I can remember sitting in Thomasville district court waiting to testify on a DWI case when you walked in and said that communications needed me to serve a trespassing warrant in my zone for Lexington PD. You knew that I was busy in court and offered to make the warrant service instead. I often wonder how things would have turned out if you had not taken the call and I would have. I miss you very much and cherish the memories that we shared while working together on 2nd squad. From the time you began field training to the tragic day of your death you always made a difference in people's lives. I thank God each day knowing that by you giving your life, you ultimately saved many others including mine. God bless you brother.

Deputy Sheriff Shawn Caple
Davidson Co. Sheriff's Office (Ret)

January 27, 2010

Todd, I think of you often and miss you as much today as the day we lost you. I will always remember standing in the halls of the dept. right before shift and us exchanging stories of both of our new found joys. Our daughters. That smile of yours only reflected the love that your daughter brought to you and how much you loved her. I will never forget you and today I told my daughter of a great man I knew that gave his life so honorably, my friend Todd Cook. She is now 9 years old and we sat together and I told her about your daughter and that she is just a few months older than she is. I shared one of the most important people in my life with my daughter and that was you Todd and you always will be. God Bless you and your family and someday I will see you again. Tammy

Tammy Mecum Kinney
Ex Davidson Co Sheriff's Office

October 16, 2009

Just wanted to say I was thinking about you and the day I heard. I have a few friends working for your agency, and to this day I remember when I heard about you. I will pray for your family this Holiday season. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for us, we will continue the watch until we meet. God bless brother.

Master Patrol Officer T.G. Vincent
Asheboro Police Dept.

December 18, 2008

Brother it's hard to believe you are gone. I used to hate it when you call me on the walkie at shift change knowing that I was standing in the house in my underwear getting ready after I had checked 10-41. I could always see you laughing on the other end. I remember the time good time we had at a school in Robeson County (Shiloh). You and your family will always be in my heart.

I Love you man,

Det.Sgt. K.L. Black

June 19, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Cook, thank you for your service and dedication. You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

March 13, 2008

i was standing at lake thoma lex the other day thinking about you. i only got to work with you for a short while but i enjoyed every minute of it. 2nd squad ruled...R.I.P. brother you will always be missed


February 18, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 23, 2008



January 12, 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
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

Never to be forgotten, God Bless the Cook Family, Friends & the DCSO.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

October 3, 2007

I think about you often and remember the little inner-squad contests all the guys used to have on 2nd squad. From the, "Who could get the most drugs off the streets" to "Who can get the most DWIs'". It was all done in fun but kept us motivated. From the Lt. to the last deputy on 2nd squad, that was the most honorable group of guys I've ever worked with. You're forever in my thoughts.


March 26, 2007

Gone but not forgotten

Greensboro PD

January 27, 2007

Always remembered and honored for your supreme sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

January 10, 2007

I never had a chance to met you, sadly on the day we lost you I was at my first day with Thomasville Police Department. I had just transfered there from another agency and I was looking forward to my first day, and I had just met a couple of Deputies the day before. From what I was told about you I know I missed out on the chance of having a wonderful friend. God bless you and your family.


November 29, 2006

Today, I went by the cemetary that my Grandmother and Grandfather have been laid to rest. As I was walking around, I saw my brother, Deputy Cook's memorial.

It brought tears to my eyes.

Rest my brother and may God be with your family for we will never forget or forsake them.

GPD Officer

Senior Police Officer (Retired)
Greensboro Police Dpet.

March 12, 2006

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, January 27, 2006 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Sheriff Larry Todd Cook who died in the line of duty on this date six years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Cook's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

January 27, 2006

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