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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

Happy Birthday Tara!!!!! I miss you so much!!!!!! I think about you all the time.
Lindsey

May 19, 2008

Rest easy, Officer Drummond & know there is still a Drummond out there patroling with the clan motto, "Gang Warily".

And Michael, having been in your shoes 22 years ago, & understanding the pain & loss of what 'might have been', remember: she would want you to live the best, happiest life you possibly can. You all have an angel watching over you, now.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tarra's family & freinds.

Officer J.C. Drummond
Az. Dept. of Public Safety

May 3, 2008

Not a day goes by that I dont think of how beautiful you are. I will never say "were". Because I know that when I go on a mission and something doesn't feel right,and the hair on the back of my neck stands up....I know its you telling me somethings not right...I was always good at listening to you...I reckon some things never change...I miss you.

"Strength and Unity"

Sergeant Gloyd
Us Army

April 1, 2008

God bless you Tara, and everyone who knew and loved you!!

April 1, 2008

You are on my mind tonight I really miss you right now....
I love you!!!!
Lindsey

March 18, 2008

I miss you

Stephanie

March 4, 2008

Tara,
I never had the pleasure of meeting you while you graced this earth, but you have made a huge impact on my everyday life. I rode in your honor in the Police Unity Tour in 2006 and at the end of the ride, I met your parents at the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. While riding, I wore a blue metal bracelet with your name and EOW listed. Many times throughout the ride I thought that I would not be able to make it up the Virginia hills, but all I had to do was look at my wrist and knew that your angel wings were pulling me. Upon completing the 250 miles, I was honored to meet your parents and sister at the wall. I took the blue bracelet off and presented it to your mother. She surprised me with giving me a bracelet with your name on it and I promised her I would wear it everyday until returning in 2007. I still wear it and think of your sacrifice and your families.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and you have made a difference to many that never knew you.
God Bless you and your family.

Tracy Clark #612
Tallahassee, Florida PD

Police Officer
Tallahassee Police Department

February 5, 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 27, 2007

Merry Christmas Tara, M Gloyd

M Gloyd
MPD

December 24, 2007

Officer Drummond

I'm sorry, but I had to resend the original reflection I was going to leave for you, but I accidentally pressed the wrong button on the computer I was using. But more importantly, I have wanted to let you and your family know
that, even though I may not have met you personally, I was shocked at what happened to you. I am applying for a Police Officer position in the city where I live and what has happened to you, will serve as everlasting reminder to never let my guard down. You, as well as all officers who made this impossible to understand sacrifice, have inspired me to continue on with acheiving my goal to become a Police Officer. I pray for you and your family, both personal and proffessional. I keep you, your family as well as that of all law enforcement officers in my prayers! Your memorial here on this web page and on you departments web page, are beyond incredible! I send you all my respect for having decided to accept the unending risks of this occupation! Again, my prayers to you and all of your family, personal and proffesional!

Josh Holcomb

Josh Holcomb

Josh Holcomb, Police Officer Applicant

November 6, 2007

I knew a special side of Tara Drummond, she was so passionate about law enforcement and people in general. She spent a lot of time with me and we were dating while we were in the police academy. I'll never forget the happiness that she protrayed and the lessons that I learned about giving the benefit of the doubt with all people. She believed in the goodness of people. This was hard for me dealing with combat experience in Iraq and a few life experiences. She made a lot of painful memories leave my heart and mind from military service. It seems like as soon as I was starting to figure it out, she was gone forever on this earth but not from my heart or soul. I will never forget the sound........and my heart is eternally broken.(2 years later) it seems like it just happened. I know that people will remember her always, but it's a free country and I fought for the right to express my thoughts....so, I dont regret anything I have stated....Tara, smile like you always do.....we're all waiting to see you again darling.....Gloyd

M Gloyd

October 2, 2007

Tara, I can not believe that it has been just over two years. Even though I come to this page often, I still find it very hard to write this message to you. You made such an impression in the short time that I knew you. You always had a smile on your face and the most upbeat attitude no matter what came your way. I just wish that I could have known you for a much longer time.

I will never forget the day I received the call about what happened, I still remember things that I wish I could forget. This department will never be the same. Another officer from this department wrote “Though our jobs present us with many challenges which we overcome, we carry the scars with us forever. Each time we lay an officer to rest, we leave a little of ourselves behind. In return we carry away the memories and experiences of our fallen family to keep us strong.” those words are so true. You will never be forgotten.

One last thing, thank you for sharing your parents with us, they are such an inspiration. Not to mention strong, loving and very compassionate. I look forward to knowing them for a long time.

September 24, 2007

2 years....we will never stop loving you and missing you. You will always be in our hearts Tara.
love you always,
Stephanie


friend

September 14, 2007

Two years or fifty years, it will always seem like yesterday. I miss you, and your always in my heart and soul, Love, Michael

Michael Gloyd

September 13, 2007

Tara
It seems just like yesterday that you were here with all of us. I can't belive that its been two years. I miss you so much I really wish that I could just talk to you and tell you all about whats going on. I miss those talks so much. You are always on my mind. I love you and miss you!!!!
Lindsey

September 13, 2007

Two years have passed so quickly. The memories are stonger than ever though. It helps so much to talk to people who have "Tara Stories" and we laugh at them and you. You were so much fun. Today will be a sad day because we miss you, but it will be a good day because we remember you.
Love and hugs.

September 13, 2007

Just wanted to let your family know that you are not forgotten, and we will never forget the sacrifice that you made this day 2 years ago. The sacrifice that your family also have endured over the past 2 years and all the years to come. They will miss you everyday, some days will be harder than others, but it all comes back to September 13th. Watch over them, I know Clint sends little signs and I know you do the same for your family. Let them know you are close.
We will remember...

Connie Barker FWB, Fl
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville, Al. 1-14-04

September 13, 2007

Two years since your tour ended. May your friends and family know that you are not forgotten by those who continue on.


Virginia State Police

September 13, 2007

I miss you more than you will ever know.
I love you

Stephanie
friend

August 24, 2007

I Just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten. I think of you everyday, and I miss you deeply. You were so special that God himself could not create another you. You were truly an angel on earth. You never really understand what you have, until it is taken away. Love always, Michael

"Those who hide behind the world, will reap the wrath of God himself" The FBI would call this a clue.....

Michael
Officer

July 22, 2007

Just needed to say that I miss you so very much. I love you girl

Stephanie
friend

July 5, 2007

I will never forget all the fun times that we shared. It seems like just yesterday I was looking across the classroom and smiling at you at the academy. I could sit here and use many words to explain my feelings. All I can say is, I miss you. Please look down and keep us safe. We are trying to make your proud. Heros live forever. Love lasts longer than that. Wish we could have seen that movie together......

From Alabama to Whitesburg, You truly made a difference in our hearts. (Class members will get this)

God bless your family....They are full of strength and determination...

Class member of 219

Someone who remembers you everyday...

June 21, 2007

Here's another anniversary. I know it's no different than any other day. Missing someone is missing someone. For some reason, we assign a different value to "the days" higher than the days we live through every day. My mind tells me these things,,, that it's no different than another,,, but my heart just tells me I miss you. It's 18 months since you were taken away. I've been looking through the pictures to remember cause you've been on my mind all day. Keep dancing.

Missing you tonight

June 12, 2007

It is not how one died that is important, it's how they lived their life that makes a difference. Rest in peace my sister. You have already made a lasting difference in your community. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

June 12, 2007

Tara,

Your park dedication was Friday. It was nice to see it completed. I have made several trips to the park while it was under construction. The Cobb County Memorial Service was yesterday and it still is surreal to hear you name called. It was hard not to cry when I was escorting Westenberger up to lay the rose for you. I know you were watching and I hope I did you proud as you did all of us when you were on earth. Thank you for your short but dedicated service.

Vargas
Kennesaw

May 20, 2007

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