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Police Officer Tara Marie Drummond

Kennesaw Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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Anonymous

September 13, 2009

To Officer Tara Drummond, her family and her fellow officers with the Kennesaw Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Drummond's tragic death and we honor her for her valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Drummond and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 13, 2009

I still miss you

Someone who remembers

September 6, 2009

Such a tragic loss at such a young age. R.I.P

Constable Terry Hutchinson
Western Australia Police Service

August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday sweetheart. There are no words to convey how much I miss you-

Mom

May 19, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN EVER SAY.

Stephanie Friend

May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Tara

I miss you so much!! I wish you were here and that we were going to the cheese cake factory and you would stand up and do the hoola hoop in the middle of the restaurant!!

Lindsey

Anonymous

May 19, 2009

I became aware of the death of Officer Drummond during a class attended by police firearms instructors.
The instructor teaching the class presented a slide show of photographs that started with a young girl and progressed through her life.
The final slide was the picture presented here. Then he told the story.
I was moved to tears and shocked by how it happened.
I have a daughter Tara's age and can not imagine the pain her family endured.
As a police instructor I will never forget her story. I will present her photo and story at every class I teach from now on to emphasize the safety measures that we must practice.
I respect her family for the measures they have taken to keep her memory alive and prevent training casualties.
I will do my part to carry that message and will never forget her.
God bless Tara, her family and friends.

Corporal Kevin McGuire
Live Oak Police Dept.

January 7, 2009

God Bless.

Anonymous

January 3, 2009

Tara,

I still think about you often. I was at work in Oregon and was wearing your blue and pink braclet. I had the opportunity to tell some of my new co workers about you and your story. I miss you.

Paul

Paul Vargas Former Officer
Kennesaw Police

December 10, 2008

PLEASE GUIDE ME ANGEL,
GUIDE ME FROM HARM WHILE IN COMBAT,
HELP ME COMPLETE MY MISSION DICTATED BY MY LEADERSHIP,
AND TO KEEP MY SOLDIERS SAFE,
PLEASE GIVE ME STRENGTH TO KEEP GOING WHEN
MY BODY TELLS ME NO,
ABOVE ALL, PLEASE, REMAIN MY ANGEL,
STAY ON MY SHOULDER,
SPEAK TO ME,THINK OF ME, KEEP ME IN YOUR MEMORY,
LOVE CAN CONQUER ALL THINGS,
BUT THE LORD KNOWS, WHATS MEANT TO BE.
I AM PREPARED TO ACCEPT HIS WILL. AMEN

MICHAEL
US ARMY

December 9, 2008

You tried so hard to take the anger out of my personality from Iraq. I loved you more than most people realized. We were inseperable for 9 weeks. The people who matter too me understand...I look around and sometimes it feels like the world keeps turning, and im still very angry! Guess I was a work in progress that never got finished. All I can say is, "WHAT A LOSS TO HUMANITY, AND WHAT A HORRIFIC FAILURE OF JUSTICE!" On my way to Afghanistan with an Angel on my shoulder! Sergeant Gloyd Out!!

Gloyd

November 10, 2008

To the family of Officer Tara Drummond, my thoughts and prayers go out to you on the third anniversary of her passing. I personally know how hard it must be, still, to think of her not being there with you. But she is heaven watching over you every minute. There is comfort in knowing that. Continue to be strong and live your life to its fullest. I'm sure Tara would want no less from you.
Mrs. Angela Carthron, surviving spouse of Cpl. Mark Wesley Carthron, EOW 9-12-05

Mrs. Mark Wesley Carthron

September 14, 2008

To the family and loved ones of Officer Tara Drummond, her fellow officers with the Kennesaw Police Department, and most especially to Tara:

On this the third anniversary week of your tragic and senseless death, please know that you are honored and revered today and everyday.

From all the loving reflections left about you, I can see that you were an amazing young woman and what a grievous loss your loved ones have endured because of your death.
May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. You are loved and missed by so many.

Rest in Peace, Tara. A body is but for a lifetime, but spirits and souls are for eternity and yours is forever part of those who call you beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Tara gave to her community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on September 13, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 14, 2008

Three years have already passed since we lost you - it doesn't seem possible and yet it seems like eternity since we last saw you. Your legacy remains strong...you touched more hearts and lives in your short 23 years than most people do in a lifetime.

May God comfort your family and friends who miss you every day, but especially today.

One of Many Missing You

September 13, 2008

My heart is still so broken, but I choose to honor you each day by living as you lived-- with spirit & soul & joy. I choose to make others smile.....or laugh just as you did, Tara. You had the most beautiful smile and you lit up the room when you walked in.

I miss you baby.

Anonymous

September 13, 2008

RIP

Anonymous

September 9, 2008

Thinking about and missing you so very much. Missing the time we had together. I wish you was here. I love you always

Stephanie
Friend

September 6, 2008

Almost three years ago, and still, I can't figure out a solution to this, maybe I never will..you deserved better than this..As a Paratrooper would, I would have jumped on the grenade to save you...But there wasnt one and no time to make that decision. The sound of that gunshot will forever be etched into by memory and my heart. My most favorite memory was how I spent almost 40.00 trying to get a certain costume ring for you out of a quarter machine at Johnny's BBQ in Powder springs. "Broken Arrow is a code word in combat used when an american unit has been overun, it calls for immediate air support by all branches. Thats the way I felt in 2005, she made me forget about the war. When this happened it felt like the war was following me home..

Thanks for teaching me humility and selfless service, unlike I had never seen before.

"I will never forget you!"

Michael

M Gloyd
Broken Arrow.....09-13-05

September 3, 2008

Tara
I think about you all the time. Everyday I think about you I miss talking to you and just laughing with you about stupid things. I miss you so much.I get so sad as august ends and september comes. You were one of my best friends I miss you so much!!!!!
lindsey

Anonymous

August 21, 2008

Every year i'm at the academy on September 13 between 1400-1700 hours. Last year I was there alone and thats okay. Even if they decide to knock down that dreadful building one day, when theres nothing left standing but dust...I'll show up anyway..I owe that to you, I loved you....and thats just the way it is...and I am ok with that. I want to thank Tim Lemming for picking up the pieces and leading the class...Airborne!

Michael
BF

July 9, 2008

I visited your park today on the silver comet trail with my wife and kids. Although I was only allowed in your life for a couple months I will never forget you. Thankyou for the things you said. I will always remember what Mike told me you said. Thankyou.

Former Officer, Ryan R.
Classmate

July 3, 2008

Happy Birthday !!!!!
I love you and miss you

stephanie
friend

May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Tara. We miss you but are blessed by your beautiful spirt. Thoughts of you always.
Ron, Robin and Lauren

Robin McLendon
Friend of Family

May 19, 2008

Happy Birthday sweetheart. Today would have been your 26th. We are taking Daisy to the park today and giving gifts to others in your memory. Daisy is doing fine. She is still stealing food every chance she gets. :) We love her so much because she was a part of you. It is so fitting to give gifts to others for your birthday. You were such a generous gift giver. I'll love you forever. Mom

May 19, 2008

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