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

An absolute tragedy. As a firearms instructor myself, reading this shook me to the core. Prayers for our fallen sister, her family, her brother and sister officers, and the firearms instructor who will have to live with this for the rest of his life. God's love and healing to you all.

Police Officer
North Dakota

September 14, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,your family and department. Such tragedies never cease to exist.God bless you for your desire to make this world a better place.

Officer
Fort Worth Police Department

September 14, 2005

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

September 14, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Tara Drummond and her fellow officers in the Kennesaw Police Department and fellow academy trainees:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the tragic death of Officer Drummond. This must be a tremendous blow to her loved ones, the Kennesaaw Police Dept,, and the training academy. I know events like this are hard to comprehend.

We grieve for you and with you. We also share your anquish as we recently lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Department as he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. May you be comforted by the warm embrace of understanding and support you will get from the law enforcement community and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Tara gave to her community, and the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on September 13, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg CA PD eow 4/24/05

September 14, 2005

No words can explain the sorrow I feel for the family and friends of Officer Drummond. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the instructor involved in this tragedy. God Bless you Officer Drummond for being brave enough to take on this line of work. Though your career was short lived, you will surely continue your work in heaven, watching over all your brothers and sisters in Blue! Rest in Peace...

Family of Officer Stanze EOW 8/8/00

September 14, 2005

Ofc. Drummond,
What can really be said. I am speechless to the fact if a battle should be lost, it should be on the streets. I am so sorry your loss comes at the hands of those taught to make us more effective. I hope the healing is quick and stronger than ever with your family and co-workers. God bless you in your new life as one of our blue angels.


Broward County Multi-Agency Police Honor Guard

September 14, 2005

My thoughts and prayers obviously go out to this officer's family, friends, coworkers, and loved ones. She was far too young, much like my fiance. He was killed at the age of 20, and also had only been on the force for a few months. It is never easy to watch someone so young have to leave so soon. I wish I could provide some words of wisdom, but all I can say is that it will be a long road ahead. My fiance has been gone for almost 2 1/2 years and it still hurts every single day. Please take care, and know that you are now a part of a huge family of police survivors.

Jessi Garger
Fiancee of Cole Martin
Chatsworth, GA P.D.
E.O.W. April 25, 2003

Jessi Garger

September 14, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Kennesaw Police Department. We all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Drummond deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Drummond is distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

September 14, 2005

We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.

P/O Dan Bailey (Ret)
Norristown Police , Pa.

September 14, 2005

I am so sorry to see yet another name added to the list of fallen officers. It is especially sad when this happens during training incidents. My sympathy and prayers go out to your family, your co-workers, your academy classmates and your community.

My heartfelt sympathy is also extended to the training officer who will have to live with what happened. It was an honest mistake that sometimes happens in this line of work. God bless all of you who proudly wear the uniform!

Former Deputy Sheriff
Hanover County (VA) Sheriff's Office

September 14, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

September 14, 2005

Words can not express the sorry I feel for your family, friends and coworkers.
I wish there was some words I could say to ease the pain, There are no such words. The best I can do is say my prayers are with you. Rest easy sister officer.

deputy
DCSO

September 14, 2005

Officer, you will not be forgotten
"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called Sons of God."
Matt.5:9

Explorer

September 14, 2005

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Tara Drummond, and the Kennesaw P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Drummond, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 14, 2005

May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. May you rest in peace.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

September 14, 2005

On Behalf of the Geneva,Indiana Police Department,God Speed.We`ll take over watch from here.Rest Easy,officer Drummond.

September 14, 2005

Such a tragic loss.........RIP

Detective
Burbank (CA) PD

September 14, 2005

So young...............how sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ofc. Drummond's family, friends and fellow officers.

AZ NARC

September 14, 2005

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