Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Thomas Alan Cook

Metra Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Thomas Alan Cook

Tom, on this Memorial Day, lest we forget. Alyce


May 31, 2022

My heart goes out to the Cook family. I am grateful for the service years Cook gave to civil service. He will be remembered as a positive reminder, of the sacrifices made everyday for our families and country.
Rest In Peace Cook. Your children shall carry on your legacy. To Mrs. Cook… keep up the awesome work my dear.


Ofc. Washington

September 30, 2021

Fifteen years ago tonight. Such a nightmare. Still feels like yesterday. I miss you Tommy and love you little brother May you continue to Rest in Peace


September 27, 2021

On the eve of the anniversary, thinking about you and how the officers are put in harms way every day, every moment, watch over them Tommy - especially now that I am back with the Riverdale boys. Tell Wally hello as well!


911 Telecommunicator S. Wright
Ex Riverdale PD - Ecom Dispatch

August 26, 2021

Thinking of you a lot lately. Love you


March 11, 2021

Mr.Cook, I'm a bit of a recent hire to Metra and was doing some research into the history of the company when I found out about your passing. I've spent the past couple hours reading the reflections on your page here and I'm amazed at all the wonderful things everyone has to say about you. You have a very loving family, that's great to see. Although I never had the chance to meet you I'm sure you were an incredible man and a fantastic officer. You guys have our back when we have to go out to a trouble call and we really appreciate that. Rest in peace sir.

Metra Signalman

February 26, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

Happy Fathers Day Tommy


June 22, 2020

Happy Birthday Tommy ❤️


January 20, 2020

You would be so proud of your son and the man he has become. He gave me one of your memorial shirts today. I'll wear it with pride, thank you for your ultimate sacrifice in service to your community.

+Pr. Mike Vinson

January 8, 2020

Merry Christmas Tom Boy! Love and miss you as always ❤


December 25, 2019

Thinking of you and missing you as always. ❤


November 28, 2019

My dearest brother. It's been 13 years. But tonight it feels like yesterday. I miss you and love you with my whole heart. You are truely a hero. Rest In Peace


September 27, 2019

Happy Birthday!


January 20, 2019

Merry Christmas Tommy ....


December 25, 2018

I still remember our conversations. How you would monitor local bands and come to back me up on calls although we were from two different agencies, and you didn't have to. I remember the stories you would tell me about past adventures. I remember how proud you were of your family, and how you were working hard to make a good life for them. Conversations about life? We had them. You were a genuinely GOOD brother, and I appreciated every time we were able to bump into each other for a quick convo.

I still remember the day of your funeral. The words from your family, and memories of the few times we shared became overwhelming, and led to a uncontrollable flow of tears. We had TRULY lost an asset to our community!!!

I miss you brother Tom. I will continue to give my all to make this world a better place as long as the Most High gives me breath and strength to do so.

Thank you for being a good brother. I learned a lot from you.

P.O. 533, 506, and 007 district ranger.
Chicago Police Department

December 10, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving my brother XO


November 22, 2018

It's been 12 years ago tonight that you were taken so brutally from us. On that night my heart and soul were shattered. I'm sitting here in the dark with your candle lit remembering every minute of that night and the days that followed. I miss you my little brother and love you more. Rest In Peace ....


September 27, 2018

Thinking of you Tommy, please watch over my Lake County men and women now - we are all one family, RED, GOLD and BLUE!!!!!

Sherry Wright 911 Telecommunicator
Lake County E911 Center, Ex Riverdale PD

September 27, 2018

Merry ChristmasTommy .....


December 26, 2017

Eleven years ago tonight my heart was shattered. I think of you everyday and love you even more. I remember everything about that night and still don't understand why. Forever in my heart little brother.


September 27, 2017

On the eve of the 11th anniversary, I still think of you often Tommy. I went and saw the Police Memorial in Springfield last Saturday morning. It was surreal. Please watch over my guys/ladies now that I am with County. Say hello to Wally for me.

Sherry Wright - Lake County 911
Ex Riverdale Dispatcher

September 26, 2017

Officer Cook's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-29-17 to remember and honor him. I personally went on a call at our Metra a few months prior to this incident. I remember how professional and nice he was.

Sgt. James Galvan

March 29, 2017

I didn't forget about you Christmas! Christmas Eve I lite the candle that burns for everyone I've lost and I poured a shot of whiskey and left it on the fireplace mantel where it will stay until New Years Day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I miss you Tommy and I love you....


December 28, 2016

In reading these reflections, I realized that this Good Man influenced many during his brief life. Your friends and relatives bear witness to your character. Thank you, Sir, for your service, and for your standing strong in the Thin Blue Line.

Stan Jefferson

September 27, 2016

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