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

I can't imagine the tremendous pain the instructor must feel. I know she would have made an excellent officer on the streets. She died as a committment and promise that she swore to and I am truly out of words to express my sorrow for your loss. I am truly moved by this officer down story.

Sgt Tim Holt
Grand River Police, Ohio

September 17, 2005

It was a sad day to hear that one of our own was brought to rest by such a tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Drummond and her family. God bless you!!!

FTO C. Cowart
College Park Police Department, GA

September 17, 2005

God bless the friends and family of this fallen officer. This is just another example of how dangerous police work is, wether it is on the job, off the job or at training regimens. Please always remember these brave men and women each and every time you pass an officer in the street. A smile and a hello go a long way.

Captain Keith Miller #90
New York City Department of Correction

September 17, 2005

May God bless your family and give them strength during this tough time.
Such a young Officer, yet she already gave so much to her community. Rest easy!

Officer S. Tarpley
Union City Police

September 17, 2005

Please accept out collective deepest sympathies during the time of this terrible tragedy. All of you are in our prayers.

Officer Daniel "Kelso" Golden
E.O.W. 8/29/2005

Huntsville, Alabama Police Department

September 17, 2005

Your friends and family from Michigan offer our heart felt sympathy for the family Tara left behind. We love you and you will miss you!

friends and family from michigan

September 17, 2005

What a tragic loss of another officer with a bright future. My heart felt sympathies to her family and friends at this time of sorrow. God bless Officer Drummond.

St. Louis City Police

September 17, 2005

Rest in Peace, you will live on forever in all of us

Lawrence Police Department MASS

September 17, 2005

I just heard the tragic knews yesterday. I still have memories of Tara always smiling and happy.

Godspeed Tara.

Daniel Hitchcock-Highschool

September 17, 2005

Rest, sister.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN Police

September 17, 2005

I stand in mourning for the family of this officer. I was raised in Law Enforcement with my Father being Sheriff and I too, being an officer. To
loose a fellow officer is heart breaking and we will all have the family in our hearts at this time of need. May God Bless you all and Officer Tara Drummond, May you rest in peace.

Jerry Gibson Fire and Safety Officer
D. Ray James Prison

September 17, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he was passionate about, just as I'm sure Tara died learning a job she was passionate about. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Tara be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Drummond's family, friends, and co-workers are going through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (The Davis County Sheriff's Office and COPS will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Tara but, I am certain she was well respected and well loved. Tara will live on in the hearts of all the lives she touched. You were all blessed to have been able to know and love Tara, even for a short time. I pray that Tara and Dennis will continue to watch over us along with all the other fallen officers all as only they can.

Thank you Officer Drummond for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who loved you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 16, 2005

I went to school with Tara and I remember her being very sweet and always smiling. To her family: May God be with you and help you throught this dufficult time. Me and my family will continue praying for you. Just hold on to all of the good memories that you have. God Bless.

JessicaWalker Cox former school mate

September 16, 2005


Reserve Deputy Enriquez
MCSO Montgomery County TN.

September 16, 2005

There no words to describe such a tragedy. I did not know Tara but she looks like a beautiful woman that touched many lives. God bless her family, friends, and her family in Blue. Godspeed Tara and thank you for giving us your everything.

T. Wolfe
Wife of Officer Jason Wolfe - Phx PD
E.O.W. 08.28.04

T Wolfe

September 16, 2005

Rest in peace Officer Drummond. My thoughts and prayers are with the famliy, friends and co-workers of Officer Drummond.

P.O. Paul Tillotson
Elizabeth, NJ PD

September 16, 2005



September 16, 2005

My deepest sympathy to your family, including your Brothers and Sisters in Blue. As a firearms instructor, I was touched by this tragedy. You will not be forgotten! Sister, rest in peace.

Female Police Officer, North Carolina

September 16, 2005

May God bless Officer Drummond's family, friedns and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian K. Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

September 16, 2005

Rest in Peace Tara...though your career was short lived you none the less chose an honorable profession. Our profession experiences many tragic and sundry events but they come with the turf and the badge. We thank you for your service. Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

September 16, 2005

Brian and Tina, Sandy and I are both praying for the two of you and your family. We definantly remember Tara, only a year older than Josh. It is difficult to know what to say other than we love you guys and we know Tara is in a much greater place. Donny and Sandy

Donny Brown Youth Division
Abilene Police Department Texas

September 16, 2005

What a horrible, horrible accident. My heart goes out to your family and also to your instructor. I'm sure he is just stricken with guilt. You are a beautiful young lady with a beautiful smile.


Amy Caldwell

September 16, 2005

My prayers are with all the families involved and to the department. This happend to our department not so very long ago and it is horrible for the families and the officers. Just know that God is with you, lean on him for your strength.

Lt. D. DeRamus
Prattville Police Dept AL

September 16, 2005

Where are the words to describe this tragedy? There are none. Tara's family should know that she died a hero, doing her duty, and doing what she loved.

Go rest high on that mountain, dear sister; your work on earth is done. May the perfect peace of Jesus Christ comfort, sustain, and strengthen your family and friends.

Georgia Deputy

September 16, 2005

I am so very, very sorry to hear of the death of Tara Drummond. I know my fiancee (who was killed almost two years ago) was waiting for Tara to show her around Heaven and make sure she is taken care of and safe.

There are no words to express my sincere sympathy. When I read Tara's odmp page I got shills. We dont always know why things happen the way they do - but I'm sure that Tara's family and friends can rest assurred that she did what she was ment to do on this Earth. It doesn't make anything right or better - but I will be praying for Tara's family, friends, and department.

Jessica Ruhl
Fiancee of Police Officer Dan Starks
EOW 10.25.03
Fort Myers FL PD

September 16, 2005

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