Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jack David Cooper

Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Jack David Cooper

I can't believe it's been 15 years. I still remember how funny and laid back you were. We were all stunned when we got the news. You just seemed to have too much life in you to be gone so suddenly.

My husband and oldest son wore your memorial cuff until the lettering was almost too faded to read and keep them to this day.

You were working my husband's district on his day off and that made the loss of you hit even closer to home. God bless you and keep you, I know you're cracking him up with your wry humor right now.

Deanna Croson
friend, ex co-worker LRPD

March 30, 2017

Years ago I worked (X-70) on 11 to 7 and was relieved by Cooper each morning. I was always glad to see him come in to take over the watch. I did not know him personally but I will never forget his face the morning he fell. I passed him in the NW Sub station lobby and for some reason we made eye contact in passing. I had immense trouble sleeping that morning and woke to find Officer Coopers story on the news. The following night I checked out the keys to 70's district car, the car i usually drove, the same one Cooper drove the previous day. I was confused because i could not find the wireless remote microphone that went to the cars camera, and when i asked Sgt. Westbrook where the mike was he told me that it had been placed in evidence, that it had been covered in blood. I was stunned as it hit home that he was really gone. Coopers shift had been relieved of duty and they asked for volunteers to cover day shift and I and my partner Jeff Alexander volunteered. That was the hardest day I ever worked in law enforcement. It has been 14 years and I have not forgotten you brother, and I never will.

Assistant Chief Matthew Cain.
Glenwood Police (former LRPD Officer.)

November 1, 2016

it was supposed to be my call.jack and johnny gravett(the other officer)told me to disregard as they had dealt with the suspect earlier.i have carried the "what ifs"with me for 14 years now and a day doesn't go by when i dont think of jack.he allowed me to watch my grandkids being born and make it to my retirement.

officer robert lusk(retired)
little rock police dept

February 2, 2016

Doesn't seem like 14 years. Seems like today. I'll never forget. I never forget the brothers and sisters we've laid to rest. While it is truly and honor to have been a part of honor guards, it does wear on one to lay so many friends to their final rest. You will never be forgotten. Not by me and not by all those who knew and loved you. You were a good man with a huge heart and are missed daily.

Dep. S. Inscore (Ret.)
PCSO Bagpiper

February 2, 2016

Your name was brought up recently when I had a visit in Scotland by a mutual friend I knew from uni in Arkansas. I remember you graduating from rookie school and I will never forget the day you died. You made the greatest sacrifice and will always be a hero in my heart. Know that your memory lives on every day. You are missed, Jack. Rest well, my friend.

Robin Smith
Civilian & supporter of law enforcement (former firearms inst)t

May 4, 2015

A day I will never forget. We were given a reflection of peace that day. When you walked out the door and the white glow surrounded you. I will say a lot by saying very little....

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13


February 2, 2015

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

February 2, 2015

I remember the little boy that grew into a man with a wonderful heart. I knew your family, and I miss all of you. Jack, you came from a family of servants, and you served until your last breath. Thank you, and to all your brothers in service.

Breta Bean

February 2, 2015

jack took the call for me.i was an"early"unit(goes on duty an hour before the main shift and get off early)it was supposed to be my call but he told me go e.s.(end of shift)we've got i pulled into the substation i heard the call go out that officer need help and raced back to the complex but i was too the time i was 6 months from making my 20 and could retire.he took the bullet that was meant for me.he will never be forgotten my family or i as long as we live.god bless you jack.

robert b. lusk....retired
little rock police dept

February 2, 2015

A very good friend and co-worker. This will be a day I will never forget, on this date in 2002 I had called in sick and Jack was assigned to my District and died on my district! I will never forget!

Jon B Mueller Retired
LRPD, Co-worker and Friend

February 2, 2014

I will remember you Jack! I met you several year ago when I worked for NLRPD. You are a hero!

Officer Fran Hichens
North Little Rock Police Dept (Retired)

February 9, 2012

Your heroism is honored today, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Jack, there is not a week that goes by that I don't think about you, and your Mom and Dad. I miss you brother. Your running buddy, Kenny Paul, had a close call last year. A heart attack just about took him from us but he survived and we have still got him. I remember thinking about Kenny while he was in the hospital, "If he doesn't make it at least he will be with Jack and his Daddy". The Good Lord wasn't ready for Kenny then. Jack, you save us all a spot up there in Heaven. I plan on seeing you one day. Love you my friend.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. (Retired LRPD)

February 2, 2012

Remembering a great officer and friend


September 26, 2011

Remembering Officer Cooper on his anniversary

Citizen NJ


February 2, 2011

9 years ago I was sitting in your parents home while you were in the hospital. I think about you everyday when I go to work. Rest in Peace.


February 2, 2011

On this anniversary of your passing....I say thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.


February 2, 2010

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

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 23, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 2, 2009

Thinking of you and your family especially today. May God continue to be with your loved ones.
Brenda Lucas, Mother of
Anthony D. Lucas EOW 2/04/05


February 2, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Jack Cooper and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Jack's memory on the seventh anniversary of the day Jack so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Jack gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 2, 2002.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2009

You were one of the best FTO's I ever had, I think of you all the time and wonder what happened and why. Your death shinned light on a growing problem in our community and when the CIT came on line I was proud to sign up. Although I never got to say it I thank you for training me and treating me with dignity and respect.

Thank you sir pleasant journey...

Former LRPD Officer

June 6, 2008

~Never forgotten~ Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

February 2, 2008



January 28, 2008

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