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

To the family and friends of Officer Drummond,

I am so sorry for your loss. Tara was an obviously determined young officer who had a great career in front of her. May she rest in peace. God bless.


September 15, 2005

A terrible tragedy, especially for someone so young and at the dawn of a long and successful career.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Drummond's family, friends, and colleagues.

"May she walk a different beat in heaven with her fallen brethren until the day we are all reunited - the Peacemakers."

Int'l Police officer/frmr SC deputy
United Nations Police

September 15, 2005

What a sad and tragic end to a life well-spent. Although a short career, one that has touched so many, now may you enter into Heaven and patrol with the best! God bless those you left behind, your family, friends, fellow officers, and especially may the training officer feel the love and support of those around him. We will keep you all in our prayers. Take it one hour at a time until it gets easier- taking one day at a time is too much just yet. There are so many others who feel your pain, let us share your burden. God bless you all.

Lori Johnson Rowley
Daugher of Fallen Hero, James Johnson, EOW 11/11/04, FCSO, NC

September 15, 2005

Friendly Fire....a true tragedy for all
involved. God's grace, love and
healing to all.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 15, 2005

The Georgia community mourns as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Drummond. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

September 15, 2005

Rest now have done well.

PO Rob K

September 15, 2005

Our Greatest Fear

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
to many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Officer Drummond...God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten!!!

Officer Justin W Yohe
Sweetser Police Department, Sweetser Indiana

September 14, 2005

To all of you touched by the life of Officer Tara Drummond. I feel your pain and place you all in the hands of the Lord and with time he will comfort you and help heal you. To the family of Tara please remember that no matter how her life ended that she ended it as a hero protecting the life of those who can not protect themselves. And last but not least to the Firearms Instructer, they are called accidents for a reason. Try not to forget that and let those around you comfort you and console you in the times ahead that you will face. TO ALL GOD BLESS AND GOT SPEED TO HELP YOU ALL HEAL!

Deputy Sheriff Troy Wellman
Moody County Sheriffs Office South Dakota

September 14, 2005

I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to Officer Drummond family, friends, and the Kennesaw Police Department. Thank you for your service, you are a true hero. May your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

September 14, 2005

I can not express in words the tragic loss and grief associated with this accident that is being felt by Officer Drummond's family and friends. She is a true hero and will never be forgotten by the law enforcement community. My only hope is that her department and friends do everything they can to help her family through this very trying time and support them as they have a very long and rough road ahead of them.

Robert Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon, Asst. Chief, Retired
Riverside PD, IL

September 14, 2005

Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.


September 14, 2005

A letter from heaven and a brother officer.

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...

but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.

Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.

Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,

God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.

As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.

I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.

There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.

And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.

God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years

because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.

Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.

But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.

I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;

but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...

that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,

then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,

knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,

just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;

I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,

remember you're not're coming here to me.


Ruth Ann Mahaffey

D. Stewart
F.C.P.D. Rome, GA

September 14, 2005

Officer Drummond thank you for being a part of this family in blue, although short lived, once have worn that badge and uniform you will always be with us. To officer Drummond's family and friends my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you, and may god give you all the strength you will need.
rest in peace sister!!

Sgt. Teena Gooding
University of South Carolina PD

September 14, 2005

Such a tragic loss of a promising young officer. Even though your served a short time your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest easy...

Cpl. Bradley Raper
Gainesville Police Department

September 14, 2005

I cannot begin to fathom what a horrible tragedy this is. My heart and prayers go out to her family and all her brother and sister officers. May she rest in peace.


September 14, 2005

This is truly a sad day for those of us left behind. My prayers will go with the instructor as I can only imagine what he is feeling now. I will pray for the family of Officer Drummond. Save me a seat girl, we will all join you someday.
Con Dios, todo es posible
Ross Bates
Texas Highway Patrol

Trooper I
Texas Dept. of Public Safety

September 14, 2005

AMAZING GRACE: The Policeman's Tribute

A man in blue has lost his life
in service of the law.
The love that makes this sacrifice
is the greatest love of all.

A police man was killed today,
the reason why I cannot say.
I don't know why he had to die.
The man in blue died for me and you;
we must remember him too.

Flags fly low, let us bow in prayer
for fallen police men everywhere;
and remember this:
that they are missed.
The badge burns bright like an evening star free from a world of war

I just wanted to stay I am sorry for your lost. I also lost my best friend Adam R Fleshner e.o.w 01/13/03 just know that god only takes the best!!

May the lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.' Gen.31:49
Holly spikes(deputys wife)

Holly Spikes
Charlton county S.O

September 14, 2005

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Drummond; may she rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers are also with the firearms instructor who now has to learn to come to terms with this horrible tragedy; may he find peace here on earth.
God bless you all.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

September 14, 2005

I just read the memorial for Officer Tara Drummond. This was such a terrible accident and I know it's a real tragedy for all involved.
Just know that there are folks all across this country that lift you before the Almighty in prayer. May you experience the eternal love and endless blessings of our Lord and Savior.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

September 14, 2005

officer drummond. i thank you for your commitment and dedication. i ask your family and friends to please be strong and to realize that you sit beside st. michael, the patron of police, watching over us all. she, and all other fallen brothers and sisters, are walking the beat from above. godspeed, ma'am. 10-42.

p.o. mike mainieri
chesterfield pd (mo)

September 14, 2005





September 14, 2005


Don't cry because you think I'm gone,
for I am with you still.
Don't seek reasons to explain
what is simply just God's will.

It's very hard to leave all of you
and everything I've known,
but my work on earth is done now.
Our Lord has called me home.

I know you will find comfort
Just let faith guide your way.
Cause, from the moment I was born,
I have been preparing for this day.

Remember me for the laughter,
that's the greatest gift we give.
Keep me in your heart and mind
because that's where I now live.

If ever you feel you need me,
you can close your eyes and see,
I'm still right here with you,
I'm alive in your memory.

written by:
Anne Ambrose

Rest in peace.
Wife of a LEO

September 14, 2005

What a terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. She is in a better place now. God Bless you Officer Drummond.

Officer Brad Mihalik
Northern Arizona Univeristy Police Dept.

September 14, 2005

To the family and friends of officer Drummond: I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Also to the instructor that was involved, I am so sorry...

Police Officer

September 14, 2005

I'm sorry to hear of the death of Officer Drummond, especially when I heard about the circumstances. I extend to the family to trust in God. God is the only one that can mend your broken hearts. Officer Drummond rest in peace...

Deputy James Edward Bradford Jr.
Bradley County Sheriff Department

September 14, 2005

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