Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Tracy E. Cooper

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Tracy E. Cooper

Rest in peace and always 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 28, 2020

Good friend. Thought of you today. God bless you and your family!!

Major M. Stonecipher
Illinois department of Corrections

February 15, 2020

Cooper, I miss that big goofy grin and laugh. You crossed my mind today. Love and light to you , your wife, and kids.


January 14, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018

I personally worked with officer cooper at stateville correctional center...he was a good officer and he was always happy and fun to be around... as a new officer he gave me good advice on how to do my job better....I will always remember at the training academy I will mention the incident that happened to COOPS that was my nickname for officer cooper.... so that officer coopers name will always live on in honor and maybe we can all take something positive from his sacrifice in the line of duty....

CO David Martin badge 8921
stateville anbd menard correctional facilities

February 15, 2018

To the family, friends and colleagues of Corrections Officer Cooper: I am so very sorry for your loss. As another person mentioned, even if we don’t know each other, we are all family. My husband is a Corrections Deputy, so I have a deep appreciation for the service, and sacrifices, made by Corrections Officer Cooper. He will never be forgotten! I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

September 28, 2017

I worked with coop on writs to cook county courthouse and at stateville in the cellhouses...A good man and a fine fellow are missed my brother...those of us who worked with you will never forget you...and we all know your watching our six from heaven....

Officer David Martin 8921

October 30, 2016

Coop you were like a big brother to me and life seems so empty with out you without that big loud laugh we love and miss you my man Tracy Cooper. Continue to rip love you dog.

Juron Boldian
30 year friends

August 22, 2016

This time of the year is always hard there's never a day that we think of are truly missed!!!

Gloria Cooper
Widow of Tracy Cooper EOW 9/28/10

October 5, 2015

Tracy was the life of our family and there's not a day that passes that we don't think of him! But, through all the hurt and pain..... just thinking of his jokes and laughter keeps us in good spirit of it all! Thank you all for your support during this VERY difficult time. Just from everyone of you reaching out and sharing your sympathy, love, and stories.... it just furthermore lets us know Tracy was a good Man and loved by MANY! Thanks to each and every last one of you from the CORE of his family hearts!! ♡♡♡♡♡

Quanda Akindele (tracy family member)
Cooper Family

May 26, 2014

What a horrible outcome!! My the God of ALL comfort, console his wife, children and family during this time.

Executive II
Lincoln Correctional Center

September 28, 2013

Prayers and thoughts on this sad anniversary to the family and friends. Nothing ever prepares you for this type of situation. Thank you for all that you and others have done for us. I am a 29 year veteran of Corrections - non security.

Gina Cushman, HRR
Menard Corrections Industry, Joseph J. Cushman, 10/24/82

September 27, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them and also those who still work in corrections protecting all of us from the animals. I spent over 30 years in law enforement and always had a special place in my heart for those working in corrections as you are the thin blue line between us and them. Thank you.

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

September 28, 2012

I did not know C/O Cooper but my prayers are with his family. We in corrections are all family. What a waste. All because a judge thought he knew better. I hope the judge knows what happened to C/O Cooper.

Sandra Sanders, Retired Corr Counselor
Logan Correctional Center

September 10, 2012

I had the Honor and Privilege of working with Officer cooper for 8 years. Not only was he firm, fair and consistent he had the most incredible attitude and sense of humor. He was a true example of what an Officer should be, he was my comrade and my brother and I'm proud to say he was my friend...I miss you COOP...Love You Brother...

Retired D.W.

September 8, 2012

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 7, 2012

Coop i know yor looking down on this and laughing with that big goofy grin. you will never be forgotten my friend.

correctional officer
stateville cc and forever a friend

July 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer Cooper. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

I had the distinct honor to escort Gloria Cooper at the National Ceremony honoring Tracy. She is a very strong woman and I am very glad that I have had the opportunity to meet and keep in touch with her and her family. God Bless all of the family members past, present, and future.


March 28, 2012

I would like to thank all of the Law Enforcement, Police and Correctional Depts for your kind words. My husband Tracy Cooper lived doing what he enjoyed and he loved working as a Correctional Officer. He was our hero and he is truely missed . RIP my love you will never be forgotten.

Thank you all,
Spouse of Officer Tracy Cooper EOW 92810
Gloria Cooper

Gloria Cooper

March 23, 2012

We all have a calling on this earth, and I believe that Tracy was fulfilling his. May God bless everyone in his family; I know that he is watching over you all. Serving, protecting, and caring for others are the only way that I can and will remember Tracy, a wonderful brother, he will be missed.

Jelani Johnson
Former Correctional Officer

July 3, 2011

To the Cooper family, im an old friend of Tracy's from high school..i had no idea he was gone. He was definitely one of a kind. he was a good friend & im sure an exceptional officer. I just want to offer my condolences & prayers. May God continue to bless you.

Craig Love

March 18, 2011

Coop, im so sorry to hear you are no longer with us. I worked with you on midnights at Stateville years ago. You were a class act and a good friend. Im sorry we didnt keep in touch. I'll never forget the good times we all had those long nights walking around the wall. May good bless you and your family.


Chicago police

March 6, 2011

Coop we miss u dearly. You were the funniest, happiest,wonderful person to all your friends and family. When you left we left with you.. I salute you big bro you were a hard worker you served our country by being a fire fighter and I correctional officer for IL.... You loved your family you tried your hardest to make your family happy, you kept your family close together and again we miss u! Gone but never forgotten! Luv u COOP

Very good friend to him & Fam...

January 19, 2011

Officer Cooper,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. My feelings towards that judge and young punk are the same as several of the other people who left reflections here. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 9, 2011

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