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


The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges
Can't always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my work 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,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times 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 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 borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."


Diane M. Kezerle

September 28, 2006

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

Town of Camillus Police Department, CNY

September 28, 2006

Here we are again to honor and remember a law enforcement officer that has been taken down in the line of duty. To the family, friends, loved ones and sisters and brothers who wear the badge of law enforcement, we here at the Canon City Internet Radio, are sending you are deepest sympathies and prayers.
"A Part Of America Died",
Somebody killed a policeman today,
And part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
And spend many long lonely nights.
The beat he walked was a battle field too
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
In your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And stands at each new rookies' side.
He answered the call,of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.
You will always be remembered and you are a HERO.
Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
Canon City Internet Radio
Canon City, Colorado

Marilyn Robinson aka MamaWolf
The Canon City Internet Radio (The Chauffeur Internet Radio)

September 28, 2006

May God bless your wife and children. WAlly will welcome you. Rest in peace.

Retired Sgt.

September 28, 2006

God Bless the Cook family, friends & the Dept during this most difficult time. I'm sorry for your loss. May justice be served!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

September 28, 2006

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

September 28, 2006

As I do everyday, I logged onto the ODMP this morning and was obviously saddened to read about the loss of another brother officer. You are a true hero and will always be remembered as such. May God watch over your family and may you watch over your brother and sister officers from above.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 28, 2006

A Hero may be gone, but a Hero will never be forgotten.

Lake County Sheriff IL

September 28, 2006

Officer - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

September 28, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, Co-workers of Officer Thomas Cook,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Officer Cook. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this tragic time. We know, that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. He is a hero for all that he has done to serve and protect the public.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

September 28, 2006

rest in peace officer cook, you have done your duty well.
may god bless your family during the tough times they will go through.

retired officer, b.w. christopher
frankfort ky police dept

September 28, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Thomas Cook, and the Metra Transit 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 Cook, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

September 28, 2006

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