Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Thinking about you today and wanted to make sure you knew we still remember you!!

Marilee D. Gibson

September 13, 2023

You are not forgotten.

I was in class upstairs when my instructor and every other cadet immediately recognized a sound unfamiliar to me coming from down in the training room.

It has been so many years now. But I still can’t find the words to express the impact you had on so many people.

Serella Bynoe Former Park Ranger & C
Stone Mountain Park, Police Department

September 20, 2022

A friend of mine were talking about old law enforcement stories today and he asked me if I’d ever googled my name to see if there were any videos posted of a traffic stop I conducted. I hadn't so out of curiosity, I did. It brought me straight my previous reflection on our time together Tara. I read it and began to tear. I really wished that we had more time together. But just know, that I have not, will not ever forget you.

Joshua Dills (former law enforcement)
Former Law Enforcement

February 11, 2022

I will never forget the day this happened, seeing on the news "a female police trainee in Kennesaw..." and the horror that gripped me as I realized "Wait, I know a female police trainee in Kennesaw!" I only got to hang out with her a handful of times; she was close to a close family member of mine, but I lived a fair distance away. It's an absolute tragedy that Tara was denied the opportunity that we all take for granted: to grow into the full realization of what she had chosen to be as her adult self. God bless her.

Mitchell Forney
family of friend

November 17, 2021

We will never forget you Tara. Your big brave spirt lives on here with us. Your presence is always evident when with your family. You would be so proud of them. We all love you forever. We miss you here but will see you again.

Robin McLendon
Family Friend

September 13, 2021

Hi Tara,

It’s been a while but tonight I was thinking about you. Seeing your picture brings me back to when your mom was talking to me as I was inconsolable at your viewing. I’ve been out of police work for 5 years now, yet your sacrifice is still brought into my training.


Former officer Kennesaw PD
State of California

September 12, 2021

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.


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

December 6, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2018

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

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

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

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