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

love and miss u.

Stephanie
friend

December 6, 2006

I did not know you Tara, I just stumbled upon your memorial while looking for a friend's. When I read your reflections, I noticed that someone mentioned a website with a memorial video on it. I looked it up and cried when I watched it. It hurt my heart to see you so full of life and happy with the most captivating smile I have ever seen, only to realize the only reason I know who you are is because you are gone. You have so many people who love you and pray for you, people who don't even know you. You continue to touch people's life's everyday even though you are gone. I cry while I am writing this because i realize this is one of the most unjust tragedies I have ever seen. I know you are here in spirit and are watching over all your family in blue. I printed off your picture and think about you everyday. Your memory reminds me everyday that life is precious and unpredictable. Thank you for all that you have given us in life and in your tragic death.

Former Officer

November 29, 2006

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,And all the fun
we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart "
"AUTHOR UNKNOWN"

from all of us who thank you

November 28, 2006

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TARA WE MISS YOU

DEP.K.BLACK297
DOUGLAS COUNTY SO

November 23, 2006

Thinking of you this Thanksgiving. MG

MG

November 23, 2006

Tara, I was at the Law Officers Memorial in D.C back in May 2006. I stood at the wall near your name for several minutes and I was speechless among my peers. I cant believe the way you were taken from this world and I all I can say is that it isnt fair. I watched your tribute video on the Kennesaw P.D web site and I cried. I feel like I knew you. While on patrol, I often think of you, and I hope you protect me while I am on duty.

Trooper
Connecticut State Police

November 21, 2006

I just wanted to thank and honor all of the law enforcement officers from near and far who honored Officer Tara Drummond. I was in the police academy and knew her personally, and she was one of the best people that I ever knew. She would be so proud to know so many officers cared for her. She was so kind and motivated to help people. She is all that I hope to be. Police Officer, and US Army Airborne Ranger, M. Gloyd
"I know she rides with me every night!"
I miss you darlin! "Thank you for your service and all that you taught me, I know your never far away. MG

michael gloyd

October 20, 2006

THE CAUSE YOU STOOD FOR WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. GOOD-BYE TO MY SISTER IN BLUE.

PTL. TURNER
OAK HILL,OH POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 17, 2006

I miss you sweetheart. Michael

officer gloyd

October 14, 2006

Another month has come and gone. We still love and miss you.
love you...

Stephanie
friend

October 13, 2006

For some reason this is the first time I have seen your memorial. I view this site daily. I lost a dear friend EOW March 19, 2005. As I viewed your video on your departments website all I can say is, touching.....very touching. May God be with you and your family and thank you for watching over us all. Rest in Peace Officer Drummond. To the parents of Tara, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. She will never be forgotten, God bless you all!

Officer J.M. Lane
McKinney Texas PD former Suffolk Virginia PD

October 3, 2006

While we share the last name, I did not know you, but I will always keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

David Drummond

September 17, 2006

tara its hard to beleve its be a year you are missed by alot of people. iam back in and going to finish for you you know what i mean

k black
dcso

September 14, 2006

Tara,
I can't believe it's been a year. You are missed so much by everyone. You are in my thoughts everyday. We love you, Tara.

Summer
friend

September 14, 2006

Please know that today, the first anniversary of your passing, we are keeping you and your loved ones in our prayers. May God continue to watch over them as they go on living without you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace, Dear Officer Drummond, God bless you.

Lori Johnson Rowley, wife of NC LEO
Daughter of Sgt. James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04, FCSO, NC

September 13, 2006

The alarm from your old cell phone went off this morning at 5:15AM, just like it has every morning since you gave it to me. I never could figure out how to reset it. Now it comforts me.

September 13, 2005. You got up at 5:15. You left the house at 7:00. You said a soft "good bye" and slipped away into eternity.

Your spirit invades my every thought, my every moment. I am so very proud of you; not just for what you accomplished. I am so proud of the woman you were. You were a loyal friend, sister, daughter. The past several years have been so sweet. I cherish each day with you, Tara.

I know you are dancing, sweetheart.
I love you, Mom

September 13, 2006

I never knew you but today is sad for me in two ways. I lost my father two years in 2004 and a fellow law enforcement officer on the same day one year later, to the day. Though I never knew you, you were a police officer and that is all that matters. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Drummond family. Watch over us down here until we make it to the streets of gold.

Officer M.D. Rook
PCPD

September 13, 2006

May Our Lord give your family special comfort today as I know how bad the pain will be for them.Rest in Peace.

September 13, 2006

I love you Tara.

Stephanie
friend

September 13, 2006

To Tara's family & friends,
Unfortunately, I never knew Tara nor do I know any of her family. I am not in law enforcement either, I merely stumbled upon this page and could not believe what I was seeing & it was strange that I found this on her one year anniversary in heaven. All I can say is GOD BLESS YOU ALL, I cried reading the post from the family and friends, such a young, beautiful life taken way to early. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. May God give you the strength to go on until you are able to join your Tara in heaven. I lost my brother at the age of 17 and I know what kind of pain comes with losing a loved one....For me, I can only find peace in knowing, as Kenny Chesney's song goes, I'll see him again someday!!!! Please know you have so many people that you aren't even aware of praying for you....God Bless!!

Kristy

September 13, 2006

Officer Drummond, today marks the 1-year anniversary of your tragic death and I can see by the reflections left by others, you truly were a very special person. You have a lovely smile and you should have had many more years to share it with others.

My heart and my prayers go out to your family and what appears to be a huge number of friends. They miss you and will always love you, but I know they know, you will never be far away from them.

My heart also goes out to the instructor whose gun caused this. I have him in my prayers as well as I’m sure he’s devastated at what occurred.

May you continue to Rest in Peace, Officer Drummond, you seem to have touched more people in your 4 months on the job than some folks do in a lifetime. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 13, 2006

A Year has past. Today is the day that changed everything in our world. Everything is still clear like it happened yesterday, but it feels like five years,,,,there's been so much happen and so many hard days. We still hear about the memories, we still hear from folks that you touched and the times you had and how much so many miss you. It helps the hard days pass.
We've missed you so much the last few days,,,,,,just thinking about today. Now this morning is here,,,

We LOVE YOU and MISS YOU. Today will always be kept special.

September 13, 2006

It has been one years since you were called away and I know the tears still flow and the broken hearts still have terrible pain. There are no magic words I can offer to help your loved ones with their pain except that they are not alone and to take one day at a time. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let that happen. Keep watch over your loved ones and wrap your wings around them to help ease some of their pain.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/06

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 13, 2006

365 days of pain and sadness. 365 days of tears. 365 days of missing you. 365 days of a broken heart. 365 days of asking why.

Only God can take away the pain and ease the sadness. Only God can fill the void of loneliness. Only God can heal the broken heart. Only God knows why.

May God comfort all of us on this day and every day that we miss, hurt for, and remember Tara. But mostly, may God wrap His arms around Tina, Brian, Brittney and Michael on this day and carry them through with a sense of peace and comfort. May the closeness of God ease the pain. May the prayers of family and friends help you through this day.

A Friend

September 13, 2006

Its been a year. It feels like yesterday that you were calling me and we were making plans to go and do something I miss those phone calls. I Miss you !!!! It has been a rough year for all of us. You are always on my mind I miss you everyday not getting to talk to you and tell you all about whats going on is so hard. I hope I was as good of a friend to you as you were to me. I really Miss my BEST friend!!!!!!!!! I Love you Tara you were always there when I needed you I just wish you were here now.
I LOVE and MISS you.
Lindsey

September 13, 2006

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