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

WE SHALL NEVER FORGET.

God bless Pam and the Family.

Chief James W.Sanford
Metra Police Department

September 27, 2011

Tom,
You are not forgotten.

Diane
Metra

September 27, 2011

Well tomorrow marks five years rest in peace .I know your always with Pam,the kids your truely missed .

mauren rolniak
friend

September 26, 2011

Tom,

It has been almost 5 years since you were abruptly and suddenly taken from all your family, friends, and co-workers. Time does not make the great loss any easier, or help to explain the senselessness.

For almost 5 years now, your co-workers see your picture on the wall everyday, your mailbox is still on the wall, and your memory remains fresh in everyone's mind. Your name still appears on the afternoon shift daily line up sheet.

You are still a member of our shift.

Rest in peace, brother in blue.

Lt. Ross Fuller
Metra Transit Police Department

September 18, 2011

Uncle Tommy,
Today was an all around emotional day for me and mom. I had the honor of witnessing my mother, your older sister, give a speech at the police memorial in Springfield, dedicated to the life you lived and the sacrifice you made to protect the lives of others. It has almost been five years since your death, but the pain is raw and unbearable, just as it had been that horrible September night. I miss you a lot, I miss our talks on the phone, the many Christmases I spent in the basement in Riverdale, how you always used to call me big guy, and your overall presence in our lives. I wish there was words to express how sorry I am that you were taken from us this way, it wasn't fair to you, your wife, your kids, or your family and friends. Sometimes I feel guilty for the grief I have, only being your nephew it doesn't feel like my pain matters. I will never forget you uncle Tommy, you were not only a relative to me, but a best friend. I hope you're proud of me in some way, shape, or form. As you watch us all from up there, I'll do my best to take care of everyone.

Love, "Big guy"

Bill Williams-nephew

May 5, 2011

Tommy

Im leaving shortly for the Illinois Police Memorial. I will speak tomorrow at the Capital. Please be with me and keep me strong. How I wish you were here. Please be proud of me Tommy. I love you

Anonymous

May 4, 2011

If you want to view photos and other memories of Tom Cook go to: "In Memory of Officer Thomas Cook" on Facebook. The goal is to make sure that Tom Cook is never forgotten! Make sure to click on "like". Remember Tom Cook !!!

Lt. Ross Fuller
Metra Transit Police

March 28, 2011

Last night I drove down Wally's street and back out on Tom's. I was thinking about both officers. What a horrible waste of human lives. And nothing can ever be done to make it right again. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Ross Fuller
Metra Transit Police Department

February 4, 2011

Rest in peace--justice is being served!

Anonymous

January 2, 2011

I have known Thomas' mom for 60 years. I believe that she has passed away, since she and I kept in touch via email all the time. Can anyone give me any information on what happened to Terri...I know she went through a living hell when Thomas was killed. And I send my love and best wishes to his widow and children - I wanted to send my condolences when it happened, but I did not have an actual place of their residence.

Joan Glickman - personal friend of mom
Best friends for 60 years.

December 31, 2010

Tommy
Ill be thinking of you as always, especially tonight. The Sears Christmas Wish Book, waking up on Christmas morning and sneeking downstairs with you to see what Santa left, when you came home from Germany one Christmas, your Christmas suspenders and just all being togethor on Christmas Eve. Its just not the same anymore. At midnight the candles will be burning and I will have a toast to you, mom and dad. Merry Christmas........ I love You all

Marcia
Sister of Thomas Cook EOW 09/27/06

December 24, 2010

Tommy
I never lost faith. God Bless the Task Force and the States Attorneys. This will never ever bring closure to me. But justice needs to be served and for you your story needs to be told. No punishment is too severe for those animals that took you from us. Sitting in court that day and seeing his face was almost to much for me to bear. We are left to spend the rest of our years without you. How mom so wanted to live to see this day. I miss you every day and I love you with all my heart. Your wife is such a strong woman and a wonderful mother. I know that your very proud of her.
Forever in my heart little brother

Marcia
Sister

November 15, 2010

So very sorry...you are in my prayers.

Just a mom
Mother of 2 police officers,grandmother to one..step mom to you

November 11, 2010

OUTSTANDING NEWS THIS WEEK- God Bless The Men And Women Of The Task Force and The States Attorneys That Worked With Them For The Last 4 Years!
Both men who took part in this will see Justice.
My Prayers are with you Tom and your family as the case enters the trial phase. Tom I saw your wife on T.V. yesterday, you would be proud of her- she is a ROCK!

Deputy Sheriff Al Lazarus #10229
Cook County Sheriff's Dept. Cook County IL.

November 11, 2010

Tom, Finally an arrest. Your brothers in blue did not let you down.

Diane

November 11, 2010

Today I was present in court when the charges were read to the animal who took Officer Tom Cook from all of us. As they walked him out of court, I was able to look into his eyes from where I was in the second row. All I was able to see was pure evil. The man will pay for his sins, but we will never get Officer Tom Cook back. I attempted to thank and shake the hand of as many investigators as I was able to get to. We can never thank them enough for their devotion and dedication. RIP Tom.

Lt. Ross Fuller
Metra Transit Police Dept.

November 10, 2010

A Major Announcement will be made this week. Stay tuned!!!

Anonymous

November 7, 2010

Thanks to everyone who played such a huge part in getting us this far!!! Justice will prevail----thank god for that!!

Anonymous

October 29, 2010

One down,and ONE to go !!! Today, in Markham Court, one of them plead guilty to murder. stayed tuned for an announcement on some more progress in the case. Justice will prevail.

Anonymous

October 29, 2010

The investigators have done a wonderful job. This was the most complex and drawn out case I have ever heard of. They have our undying gratitude and utmost respect. I would like to thank everyone who worked on this case. We will all hear about it soon. Justice is on the way !!!

Anonymous

October 27, 2010

Very interesting things are occurring in the criminal investigation. An announcement will be made very soon. The wheels of justice are turning in the correct direction.

Anonymous

October 26, 2010

Uncle Tommy,
Im having a rough night. Im in a new place far from my parents and i feel alone. Sometimes I wonder if you would be proud of me and I just wish I could hear you say it. I just wish I could remember your voice. I think about you all the time and I miss you every day. Love, Bean :)

Traci Williams-Edwards
Niece/Goddaughter

October 22, 2010

The memory of Tom Cook's life cannot be erased by the cowardly and shameful actions of a couple of evil men. Tom Cook will be remembered by those people who worked with him, laughed and joked with him, and loved him. Tom Cook will always be alive in the memory of these people. the men responsible for Tom Cook's death will forever have to live with the guilt and shame of such an evil and senseless act. They will be made to punish for their crimes. Justice will always prevail.

Anonymous

October 20, 2010

God Bless the investigators who are working on this case. Even thought it may seem like progress is slow, time is on their side. The scum that took out Tommy's life, and forever changed his family's lives, will pay for their sins. The men and women working to that end get the highest respect and enormous gratitude from all of us. Evil will not prevail, justice will win over, the case will be solved and the guilty men punished.

Anonymous

October 12, 2010

Tom,
The night you died was the worst thing that ever happened to me in 30 years of law enforcment. I will never forget what happened. have faith in the Task Force, they have never slowed down and will never give up until the guilty men are in prison, or receive a more severe punishment. Pam, Laurie, and I left flowers at your grave last Monday. You will never be forgotten.

Lt. Ross Fuller
Metra Transit Police Department

September 29, 2010

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