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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

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE ***

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

September 14, 2005

G-d Speed My Sister!!!

odps Inv Unit

September 14, 2005

You will never be forgotten!

September 14, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, fellow officers, fellow classmates and training staff over the passing of such a young officer. May you all find some joy in knowing that Ofc Tara Drummond is on a new patrol watching over all of us from Heaven and one day we shall see her again. To the fellow officers and classmates be strong and carry on in your duties for the warrior that is gone. Rest in piece Officer Drummond your work on Earth is done, watch over us and we shall see when again one day.

Ofc Brant Pewitt
Spring Hill Police Dept

September 14, 2005

This is truly a tragedy and you have earned the honor of all others listed in this site. God's speed officer Drummond and may God's beat be lined with great restraunts and slow bad guys.

FTO K. Smith
College Park Police Dept.

September 14, 2005

Such a tragic, tragic loss to all of us. To the family, friends and all involved, please accept our prayers and condolences.

Clearwater PD

September 14, 2005

Thank you for your courage and time on this earth. Your work is done and acceptable, I will continue with this fight. To the family and friends, Be strong and may god bless you all.

Police Officer Jose Duarte
Douglas Police Department

September 14, 2005

To the family and friends of Ofc. Drummond, I cannot begin to fathom the pain you are feeling. Be proud of your daughter for choosing such a noble career. And know that she is resting easy guarding over you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

September 14, 2005

My heart goes out to Officer Drummond's family, friends and co-workers during this time of incredible sorrow. My thoughts and prayers also turn to the instructor whose firearm discharged and to any others who were attending the training session. May God give you the strength to live through this tragedy. I'm sure that Officer Drummond was warmly greeted in heaven by fallen police detective Lavern Brann (EOW 5/9/05).

D. Ford, Asst. Prosecutor
Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office, Battle Creek, Michigan

September 14, 2005

Officer Drummond your work on earth is done now. You are now with God and may he be with your family in their time of need. May you rest in peace...

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept.

September 14, 2005

Thank You for your short but dedicated service. It is with great sadness that I received the news yesterday. And to beleive that I was in the academy just a couple hours before this happened, Its just extremely shocking. My deep condolences go to your family.
Rest In Peace...

Cobb County PD

September 14, 2005

Somebody Killed A Policeman Today

Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried with him at his side. The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights, while a young widowed mother must work for her kids
and spend alone many long nights. The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too.
Just as if he'd gone off to war. Though the flag of our nation won't fly at halfmast, to his name, they will add a gold star. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today. It happens in your town or mine.
While we slept on comfort behind our locked doors, a cop put his life on the line. Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street, and he stands at each new rookie's side. He answered the call and gave us his all, and a part of America died.


September 14, 2005

Officer Drummond,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Kennesaw.


September 14, 2005

No matter the circumstance, when one of our own loses their life in the line of duty they will always be a hero in our eyes. We shall forever grieve and honor Officer Tara Drummond for her untimely loss and dedication to the service of her country and community.

Chief of Police/Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD

September 14, 2005

God bless you and your family. What a horrible, horrible tragedy. You, your family and all involved will be in our prayers.

Michael Ferguson, Instructor
East Texas Police Academy

September 14, 2005

God bless Officer Tara Drummond, her family, the firearms instructor, and the Kennesaw Police Department

Corporal P.R. OLIVER
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

September 14, 2005

God bless the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Drummond, my heart and prayers are with you all in this terrible time of loss. A true hero who will not be forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

September 14, 2005

Your dedication is an inspiration to us all. Your tragic sacrifice for your fellow man will never be forgotten. God Bless You Officer Drummond.

C. Boswell
Commerce PD

September 14, 2005

Their hearts are too big
Their wallets too thin.
They're an integral part
Of the world we live in.

They're at work everyday;
Come rain, sleet or snow.
'Cause dedication and honor
Are all that they know.

They deal with the worst
Day in and day out.
They're the ones who come running
When it's help that you shout.

They wear badges and guns
These modern-day knights.
But neither of these
Protect them from fright.

They get hit, kicked and spit on
And oinked at like swine.
Yet they always come back
With boots and belt shined.

They stand their ground firm
When others would run.
And when it's over, they smile
As if to them it's great fun.

When all else is bad
They're the ones doing good.
Doing right by the law
As we all know we should.

Still often it seems
They get no respect.
Some even gripe
When they catch a suspect.

They violated my rights!
The guilty will say.
But how about what they
Give up everyday?

They don't see their kids,
Their husband or wife.
To the families it seems
That the job is the life.

They get slashed at and stabbed;
Beaten, bloodied and shot.
And all too often,
One gives all he's got.

Brave brothers and sisters
Is what they all are.
When one is killed,
They mourn near and far.

Only then do we see
Their toughness wear thin.
And just for a moment,
They let us all in.

They're human you see,
These warriors true.
Regardless of if
They wear green, brown or blue.

They distinguish themselves
Above all the rest.
And it's not just about
The badge on their chest.

For they see the things
We don't want to see.
They are the ones
That protect you and me.

They do all the things
Only the finest will do.
They're the brave men and women
Of the thin line of blue.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God."

September 14, 2005


Sergeant William M. Riley
Aragon Ga Police Dept.

September 14, 2005

Rest in peace. From a brother officer.

September 14, 2005

Rest in peace Sister Officer, and may your family be comforted by knowing that you are now safe and in God's hands.

Sgt. Penny Brace
Phila Police (Retired)

September 14, 2005

What a sad loss. I have been bothered by this since I saw the news story last night.
I am truly sorry you did not get to complete your goal. Rest easy.

D/S Stephen Bradley
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

September 14, 2005

Officer Drummond, although you only served for a short period of time, you will always be remembered as a hero in blue! Rest easy now, your tour of duty is over. We'll carry on from here. Watch over us please.

Explorer Seregeant K. Johnson
Morgan County, AL Sheriff's Office

September 14, 2005

Rest in Peace Sister Tara, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Your service and courage will be honored forever.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

September 14, 2005

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