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Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

Kennesaw Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

I miss you and will never forget you. It’s been 15 years, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. More importantly, I still remember you as you were. Your kind spirit and fun-loving nature was unmatched. You might be gone, but your spirit lives on through everyone who had the pleasure of knowing you. You truly were a light for the rest of us.

Matt / OGA

October 2, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 13, 2020

I was just a baby when i knew you, but my mom has told me so many stories about yall growing up. We drove past your house the other day, and i know you are so missed and loved. I wish i got to know you longer.

Anonymous
Friend

June 1, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers with your P.D. and your family and friends.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 13, 2019

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 13, 2019

Saw your beautiful tribute at the Tara Drummond Trail head off of the Silver Comet Trail. Remembered this incident well. Thank you so much for your service.

Julie Groom
Cobb County Firefighter's wife

July 3, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Drummond.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 19, 2019

Never knew you personally Tara, but remember the day I heard of your passing from this life to the next. God bless you. You are not forgotten. You are forever the gun range safety angel. RIP

Desert Storm Veteran
n/a

December 6, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2018

Tara,
It's hard to believe that it has been 13 years. I still remember being in boot camp and getting the letter from my mom telling me the news. We were both just starting our service... I have never liked it when people thanked me for my service; so many have given and sacrificed far more, you given far more. You truly believed in what you were doing and went into a thankless career to help others and for that you are my hero.

I've been sitting here tonight reading through all the comments on here and reminiscing on a few years ago when Brittany and you mom and dad came up to visit. We sat up at Aunt Jane's and they shared stories about you. It amazes me how many people you were able to touch in such a short amount of time. I can't help to wish you could have been here for these past 13 years, I know the world would have been a better place for it.

Thank you for being you are, and all you have done.

Brian Quillen
Cousin

September 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister! Firearms training is always on going, sad for an AD and the loss of an Officer! God bless her and her family, blood and the Thin Blue Line! God watch over those at the training, God has things in his time not ours!

Retired Police Officer
South Tucson Police Department

September 14, 2018

Tara Marie, you are not forgotten! We will see you again one day!

R. Brasher
Special Agent, K-9 Unit, NSPD, Atlanta Field Office

September 13, 2018

Rest in peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 13th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 13, 2018

I am deeply sorry. Rest in Peace, sister.

Chief Inspector. Pedro Cereceda
Policìa Nacional. Spain.

September 16, 2017

Well, it's been 12 years since you went to be with the Lord. Never a day goes by that you are not remembered. Although we miss you, we know you are in a better place; no suffering, no pain, and no tears. We will meet each other again.... for now I can only imagine.

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 14, 2017

God bless sister. Prayers for your family.

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

September 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Tara! It's Police Memorial Week once again and we have been thinking of you. By this time you would have been a lieutenant. We all miss you and won't forget you. I won't let them! Have a great birthday and one day we will meet again and you can take me on a tour of heaven.

Brice Alan Barth
KennesawPD

May 19, 2017

Tara, it has been 11 years since you left us. Today is a bitter sweet day for me... You left on the same day as my wedding anniversary. My wife and I have been married 31 years today. We keep your memory alive each year. I know nothing on this earth can compare with the joy you experience every day with the Lord Jesus. For that I am envious. We miss you and will never forget

Sgt Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 13, 2016

Good afternoon Tara,

September is always a tough month for me. Earlier this year I left Georgia, probably for good and returned home to California to be with my family. I didn't get the opportunity to visit with you at GPSTC as I always did during training, but I want you and your family to know you are sill remembered for the brave woman you STILL ARE! Every recruit I had since you left us on earth has heard your story from my point of view. God Bless and I'll see you in Heaven!

Paul Vargas
Former Kennesaw PD and Smyrna PD

September 9, 2016

Tara, your birthday is in a couple days, but here is an early birthday wish. I can't listen to this song without remembering you. "I Can Only Imagine"

I can only imagine what it will be like
When I walk by your side
I can only imagine what my eyes will see
When your face is before me
I can only imagine

Yeah

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine when that day comes
And I find myself standing in the Son
I can only imagine when all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you
I can only imagine, yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
Yeah
I can only imagine

Surrounded by your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for your Jesus
Or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
Yeah
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
Yeah
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you

I can only imagine

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

May 15, 2016

Thank you for your service. You must have been a very special person to make such an impact on so many people in such a short time.

Civilian Anonymous Anonymous
Social Services

February 5, 2016

I wish there was a way to "Like" these posts. You don't know how often I have come here to read your comments about my daughter when my heart has been hurting. Even after ten years, your words still bring comfort. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words and your heart whether you were a co-worker, friend, family or stranger. Be thankful for every single day you have on this earth. Use each day to be salt and light in a dark world, Law enforcement friends, you have my deepest respect. Thank you for all you do.

Tina Drummond
Tara's mother

October 20, 2015

Tara, it just does not seem like 10 years have passed. Rarely does a day go by that I don't remember you. I have a copy of your police picture above my desk. We posted a memorial for you on our Face Book page. A lot of folks in the community remember you and have had very kind things to say.

Sergeant Brice Barth
Kennesaw Police Department

September 17, 2015

Heavy on my heart as always this time of year. Ten years has both been an eternity and seems like you just left. Your baby brother is now 23........the same age you were when you died. He has his Mechanical Engineering degree and a great career and life ahead of him. He is a good man. Your little sister is now a college professor. She is living her dream and so good at it. I know there would be no one prouder of them than you, Tara. I try to fill in the blanks.....what accomplishments would you have now.....career, husband, children, joy. Just know you are in my heart and on my mind every day. I love you, baby girl.

Mom

September 12, 2015

Good Morning Tara,

Ten years ago this week, our world at the City of Kennesaw stopped for longer than I can remember. Thank you for your service to our profession. I'll post to you again down the road Tara.

Paul

Officer Paul Vargas
Smyrna Police (Formerly Kennesaw Police)

September 11, 2015

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