Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Darrell Christopher Cooper

Louisville Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Darrell Christopher Cooper

Thank you for your service rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 12, 2020

Officer Cooper your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Louisville and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

March 12, 2016

Officer Cooper you will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service! Continue to Rest in Peace!

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

March 12, 2015

I love you and truely miss you!

Krystal (your stepdaughter,p
Child

November 19, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 12, 2010

God bless Darrell Christopher Coopers' family and friends this Christmas season. My son was in the navy for 11 years. What memories we share.

mother of Larry Cantrell eow 2005

December 11, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 12, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THANK YOU ALSO FOR YOUR MILITARY SERVICE (NAVY) YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSIONS YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 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
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

December 3, 2007

Officer Cooper,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Navy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

January 13, 2007

Brother Darrell,
Thank you for your service to our nation and your community. Your dedication to your fellow citizens is reflected in your service. I pray for your family and friends, that they may find peace in God's loving arms.

God Speed Brother.....HEROS LIVE FOREVER !!

April 4, 2006

To Officer Darrell Christopher Cooper and his loved ones:

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

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Officer Cooper, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. 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 Cooper. I also salute your military service to our country as a sailor in the US Navy.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Officer Cooper gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 12, 2005.

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




March 14, 2006

If I can help somebody along the way then my living will not be in vain... Rest easy brother and say hello to my Auntie Maude and brother 'Rell who joined your heavenly estate in 2004.....

CROSSING OVER ..... A NEW BEGINNING


Like each tiny grain of sand,through an hourglass
flowing
Our lives shift gently, without any definite
peroid of time,
Some of us soar slowly, like birds flying upon
feathery wings
While others seem to pass quickly, like fresh
grapes on a vine.

It is hard to tell your loved one good bye, if
only for a while
Though you know your souls later, will be forever
inter-twined,
Missing their arms surrounding you, and their
face filling smile
Yet they're always there guiding you, if you're
open to their signs!

When you just can not picture, how life without
them could be
Tears filling your eyes, as a swelling stream
never ending,
If you just think about God's love, then you
suddenly will see
What one thinks of as death, is truly a life
peacefully beginning !!

So grieve as you must, but don't let it take away
your life
Given so preciously to us, from our Lord God up
above,
Whether a Sister, brother, son, daughter,.....
husband or wife
Everyone is blessed by our Savior, with beautiful
eternal life!


For All Who Have Lost Their Loved One !

March 8, 2005

~~~Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep~~~

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds circled in flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
I am the flowers that bloom by day
I am the fragrance of new mown hay
I am each blade of grass that grows
I am the rush of melting snow

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die…..

January 5, 2005

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 5, 2005

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

January 5, 2005

We extend our deepest sorrow and heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Officer Cooper.

PO S.Harris #396
Cicero PD,Gang Tactical Unit

September 18, 2004

May God comfort all those who are still grieving your passing. Life is
difficult at times and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He
gives us many beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our
valleys. I pray you will feel His presence and know His peace. God
bless!

Lynn Kole
Washington State

October 11, 2003

Rest in Peace Blue Angel

S. Yates

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