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Ordinance Officer Kathy Ann Cox

Gordon County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Reflections for Ordinance Officer Kathy Ann Cox

When I was a kid Kathy was my Juvenile Probation Officer. I spent my teen years in and out of YDC and boot camp, and pretty much the entirety of my adolescence on probation. She saved my tail a few times, and she kicked my tail a few times. One time I was being kept in the courthouse holding cell in transit to YDC and she brought me a plate of food from the corner cafe. After getting the food I carded the door and escaped through the empty courtroom, and out the back door of the courthouse. I called the courthouse that night because I was worried about the consequences of running. When I called the courthouse (before cell phones) she was still at the office, and she picked up the phone on the first ring. Looking back I suspect that she was still there because she was worried about me, and she was hoping I would come to my senses. She was tough but I never doubted whether or not she cared about me. She was truly one of the most impactful sources of grace in my life during a very difficult and isolating season! Kathy was a wonderful blessing to this world and I think about her often and pray for her family regularly! Rest well sister!

Rev. Zack Townsend, MSW, MDiv
United Methodist Church

January 7, 2021

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

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

August 21, 2020

God bless her.

Mickey Lloyd, Dep. Chief, ret
Atlanta Police Dept

August 21, 2019

Unfortunately I did not get to serve beside you or know you personally but your legacy lives on and you will always be a hero. We promote your foundation with Georgia Association of Code Enforcement and we as a family do this proudly. Thank you for your dedication and service.

Joyceann Depp, 2nd Vice President
Georgia Association of Code Enforcement

February 18, 2019

While I did not get to know you, your legacy lives on through the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement. You may be gone from us but you are not forgotten!!! Thank you for your service.

Keith Colquitt
President - Georgia Association of Code Enforcement

November 1, 2018

Officer Cox,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gordon County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 21, 2018

Rest well my sister. Thank you for your service. May God bless your family and keep them safe.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 21, 2017

Rest in Peace, Ordinance Officer Cox. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 31, 2012

I am from Calhoun and I remember Cathy Cox from when I was little.I am a friend of one of the men that was first on scene the day it took place and her screams still terrify and haunt him to this day.I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful and beautiful lady.

Anonymous

March 17, 2011

Always remembered & honored 4 her service & her ultimate sacrifice.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & granddau.of LEOs

February 24, 2010

To Kathy's family,
I thought I had left a message here earlier but evidently it didn't keep the message. I'm so sorry for your loss. We were sitting on the bus in front of Kathy's husband when leaving the ceremony at the Capitol in D.C. on May 15, 2009. He shared a few stories with us and showed a picture on his phone of a memorial that had just been dedicated to Kathy. It was obvious how much he loved Kathy. May your memories help you smile when you feel like you are drowning in tears! God bless you & Kathy!

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

February 15, 2010

I lay alone awake at night
Sorrow fills my eyes
But I'm not strong enough to cry
Despite of my disguise...
I'm left with no shoulder
But everyone wants to lean on me.
I guess I'm their soldier.
Well, who's gonna be mine?
I bottle all my hurt inside,
I guess I'm living a lie.
Inside my mind each day I die
What can bring me back to life?


Who's there to save MY hero
when shes left all alone?
And she's crying out for help
Who's there to save MY hero?
Who's there to save the girl
After she saves the world?

anonymous

February 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

I hope to one day meet some of your family at a COPS function. Until then, Erin and Darrell, know that your mom's spirit lives on in you. Death ends life, not a relationship.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

Anonymous

August 21, 2009

R.I.P gone but not forgotten thank you for your service and continued watch above.

c.o tulloch
N.Y.S corrections

August 21, 2009

To Ordinance Officer Kathy Ann Cox, her family and her fellow officers with the Gordan County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Cox’s tragic death and we honor her for her valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Cox and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 21, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY! WE LOVE YOU & MISS YOU!

JENNY ELMORE / CSA
GEORGIA STATE PATROL

July 23, 2009

I wanted to stop at your page and leave a short note to thank you for being the hero that you are. You will never be forgotten as heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. Come to them in their dreams so that they know you are near and watching over them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

April 11, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

March 4, 2009

Mom told me once that she had always wanted to be like her daddy, and to make him proud of her. I hope he's told her now… There was nothing that she couldn't do. She was strong and very smart.. And there was nothing that made her happier than to help ANY living thing, From helping people in the community to rehabbing animals for the animal shelter. She was very nurturing at times, yet firm in her beliefs. And she'd tell you how she felt about anything she was passionate about in a heartbeat. I remember when her diabetes got bad and she was having seizures in the night and the time it was worst I remember perfectly, she sat straight up in the bed and looked into my eyes, and I saw nothing there in return. I remember thinking, "you cant leave now..." and when she was ok I begged her to do whatever it took to make her healthy. I told her that she seemed empty in her eyes, like she was dead, and all this time I thought surely it would be the diabetes that would take her from me… eventually. All the heartache I'm having over loosing her so tragically doesn't even compare to how glad I am that she doesn't have to suffer a slow death battling back problems, and side the effects of her diabetes or anything else she wasn't ever really happy with in this life... She was an angel on earth, more than kind hearted, and God saw fit to take her from her pains sooner rather than later. So she's the lucky one, right? I hate that her grandchildren will never really know her, just of her, because they are missing out on a great light to this world. I had many conversations with her wanting to understand why people in general aren't like us, and she always said it is just a choice that you make every day, and I will never forget that. I find comfort in knowing that my voice was the last she heard on that fateful day. I'll never know why my phone powered off and back on just before the accident, but I have good faith that God wanted to spare me the pain of hearing the accident as well as having to suffer through the hell I'm living currently. I know all things happen for a reason, and I know she died instantly because she had decayed vertebrates in her neck and had already been told she probably couldn't survive a bad accident again. So that guy, whoever you are, DID NOT hear her scream, if your neck is broken (which is what that hard of an impact would have done to begin with) you cant scream anything. That guy wasn't even close enough, therefore is not credible, much less even sober enough from what I hear… I wanted to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers through this very difficult time. Darrell and I are missing a huge piece of our lives and our hearts and I think we both are feeling very lost not having her to talk to everyday. She was our mentor, our best friend, and our mother. She'd always be there no matter how bad the news, she'd stand by us… any of us in the family, and pretty much every friend she had could probably say the same. There was never a NEED for anything and she made sure of it. I don't think I will ever be the same and I think I will always be a little angry but I know deep down she's better off now. Again I thank each of you for every kind gesture you've given. I hope she knows now just how loved she really was here...



Waiting On An Angel

Waiting on an angel
One to carry me home
Hope you come to see me soon
Cause I don't want to go alone
I don't want to go alone

Now angel won't you come by me
Angel hear my plea
Take my hand, lift me up
So that I can fly with thee
So that I can fly with thee

And I'm waiting on an angel
And I know it won't be long
To find myself a resting place
In my angel's arms
In my angel's arms

So speak kind to a stranger
Cause you'll never know
It just might be an angel come
Oh - knockin' at your door
Oh - knockin' at your door

And I'm waiting on an angel
And I know it won't be long
To find myself a resting place
In my angel's arms
Oh - in my angel's arms

Waiting on an angel
One to carry me home
Hope you come to see me soon
Cause I don't want to go alone
I don't want to go alone
Don't want to go
I don't want to go alone

Erin Landrum
daughter

January 5, 2009

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

October 21, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Officer Cox and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Officer Cox for your dedicated service to the people of Georgia and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 18, 2008

To those who loved Officer Cox, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure Kathy will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men & women never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Officer Cox for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. If you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

September 28, 2008

Erin & Darrell, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't imagine how difficult loosing your Mother must be for you for both of you. My thoughts also go out to her other family, friends & co-workers. Kathy was loved by many. The wonderful children she raised are a testament to the great person she was.

Sherry Bryant
Family friend

September 23, 2008

I think of you often
and make no outward show,
But what it means to lose you,
no one will ever know
You wished no one farewell,
not even said good-bye,
You were gone before we knew it,
and only God knows why.
You are not forgotten
nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memories last,
I will remember thee.
To some you may be forgotten,
to others a part of the past,
But to those who loved you dearly,
your memories will always last.
Nothing can be more beautiful
than the memories we have of you.
To me, you were someone special,
God must have thought so too!
If tears could build a staircase
and memories a lane,
I would walk all the way to Heaven,
and bring you back again.


Kenny, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service to the community also. We love you.

Jenny Elmore / CSA
Georgia State Patrol

September 18, 2008

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