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

Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten.

Officer Shaun McCready
Allegheny Township (PA) Police Department

September 15, 2005

To Officer Drummond family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you. To the instructor we are praying for you.

God Bless you all

terry miyares, surviving spouse
Officer emilo Miyares, Hialeah PD< Fl 11/6/86

September 15, 2005

Deepest sympathy to family and friends. The stars of heaven shine more brightly as your angel enters the gates. May you find some comfort in knowing that we all feel your loss.

anonymous

September 15, 2005

I was so sorry to hear of this horrible accident. God must have had a higher duty for you at this time, Officer Drummond.
May the Lord comfort your family, friends & co-workers at this very difficult time.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God".
Matthew 5:9

Wife of a Deputy
SBSD Morongo Station, CA

September 15, 2005

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ofc. Drummond and to the entire Kennesaw Police Department. Thank you Ofc. Drummond for your committment, dedication, and service to your community. Rest In Peace.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

September 15, 2005

My wife and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Drummond. We all share in the loss of losing one of our own. May God bless.

Officer T.T.Royster
Huntsville Police Department, AL.

September 15, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the City Of Kennesaw. You will be missed Officer Drummond

1st Sgt. Logan
NW Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

September 15, 2005

To the family and friends, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Officer Drummond may you Rest Easy, and know that your brothers and sisters now have the watch. Watch over us all as you now patrol the streets of heaven.
Rest In peace BLUE ANGEL

"STITCH"
BLT 1/1 MEDIC

September 15, 2005

To the family,friends and coworkers of Officer Drummond my prayers goes out to each and everyone involved in this tragic loss. Stay close and stay strong for each other at this time.


Grand Prairie Police,Tx/Sgt Greg Hunter EOW 06/18/04

September 15, 2005

My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Drummond. I too know what it is like to lose a friend in the line of duty. (Deputy Shane Allen Britton, eow July 19, 2000). To the firearms instructor my prayers are with you at this time as well.

From those of us behind the mic

who never really see the sights

We give to you the honor

and respect you so deserve,

With hope of being comrads

and seen for what we're worth.

I'm not on the accident scene

to see the blood and gore,

I see the answers in your eyes

when you walk in the door.

I need not ask you questions,

the answers matter not.

All I can do is offer coffee,

yes, it's fresh and hot.


I'll talk with you and keep it light

and laugh at your bad jokes.

Don't think for a minute

that I don't really know

the battle raging in your mind

that humor covers . . . but your face belies.


I cannot stop the bullet

from the loaded gun

Nor light the darkened alley

through which you must run.

I cannot ward off the blows

you may suffer in a fight

Nor give you back the rest

you lose on sleepless nights.


I can make sure you have the facts

and face your call prepared.

I can make sure you're not alone

and get your backup there.

I can keep for you an efficient log

to make your report complete.

Most of all, I can pray for you

each night before I sleep.


Dear God . . . Please keep my guys safe

and lead them through the night.

Don't let them fall from snipers bullets

nor bleed from stabbing knives.

Save them from the drunk that drives

as they patrol our roads.

Return them safely to their wives

and let them always know . . .

those of us behind the mic

worry night and day.

They are the reason

that I kneel to pray

Melissa--Dispatcher
Federal Protective Service/Homeland Security

September 15, 2005

Rest well Ofc. Drummond, you will not be forgotten.

Tpr. D McGuckin
Michigan State Police

September 15, 2005

One Final Salute

Green as can be and gung-ho as they come
With an attitude to match, that you’re second to none.
Looking real sharp in that dark blue suit
I give you, my friend, my best salute.

Why take a job that scares our mothers?
Always the inevitable answer, “I want to help others”.
Learning laws, routines and how to shoot
I give you, my friend, my best salute.

Through all kinds of weather and all types of calls
Doing your best and giving your all.
With sweat on your brow and mud on your boot
I give you, my friend, my best salute.

With the lesson you taught us, oh how our hearts burn.
Never to forget it, your lesson we’ll learn.
To say these words now, the point does seem moot.
I give you, my friend, my best salute.

And now you have joined the greatest platoon.
Centurions for God, we’ll see you soon.
And from the oldest flatfoot to the newest recruit
We give you our best; one final salute.

-Lt. J.A. Player
MARTA Police Department

Lt. J.A. Player
MARTA Police Department

September 15, 2005

May God be with your family during this time of loss. We all will support them in this time of loss. For your brothers and sisters in blue they will never let your name be forgotten. They will take care of your community for you now. Rest in Peace.

Officers wife
Cobb County, Ga

September 15, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathys to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Tara Drummond. Rest in Peace Sister, we now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, NY

September 15, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

September 15, 2005

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To the family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Officer Drummond, we salute you. Blessed are the peacekeepers.





Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie, TX Police Dept., EOW 6-18-04

September 15, 2005

I was nearly to the end of my shift when I received the news that you had been accidentally shot. I was relieved when the report first said that you were recovering and told my fellow officers what I heard. They told me the tragic truth as I was clocking out to go home. I was sad for you and for the instructor. He was my instructor in a firearms class and I got to know him, and he is a good man. He is the type of man who would happily lay down his life for a fellow officer. That is why this is so tragic and sad to me. My wife and I will pray for your family. It is true that the good die young.

Officer M.A. Farmer
Canton P.D., GA

September 15, 2005

What a shock and what a loss. My thoughts are with you, your family and friends. God Bless

Corporal
Minnesota

September 15, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Drummond know that she is in the hands of the Lord. Her watch may have ended here on Earth but she is just starting her shift in heaven.

Son of Fallen Officer Thomas A. Hodges, Jr. EOW: 04-01-1976

"They are not heros because of how they died, They are heros because of how they lived."

God Bless you and Officer Drummond's police family

Detective Christopher Hodges
Miami-Dade Police Department

September 15, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, department, class, and community. Even though your tour of duty in Georgia was brief I have no doubt you served it proudly, now go on to your new tour of duty in Heaven and continue to proudly serve with you head held high. Thanks for your dedication to the profession.

LT Mikki Bishop
Henry County Police Department

September 15, 2005

Officer Drummond....you - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time....please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue....YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

girlfriend of a leo
michigan

September 15, 2005

May GOD bless and comfort all of those affected by this tragic accident and the loss of this fine young police officer and American citizen. May you somehow find peace and understanding.

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Florida

September 15, 2005

Your loss is tragic and will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Reserve Officer
Wyoming MN PD

September 15, 2005

Officer Drummond your service was short but your memory will live on forever. Please watch over all your brother's and sister's in blue. May Gob bless you!

Patrol Officer Chris J. Rohner
Licking Memorial Hospital Police Dept. Newark,OH

September 15, 2005

Rest in peace, may god bless your family, friends, and family of Law Enforcement. Kennesaw lost one of it's finest, but gained a guardian angel.

LEO Wife
Douglas County Sheriff's Dept

September 15, 2005

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