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

To the family and friends of Officer Tracy Cooper and his fellow correctional officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Tracy tragically died.

To Officer Cooper's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. Tracy will always be honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Tracy gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois as a correctional officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 28, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 17, 2010



November 16, 2010

Was the Judge charged with a crime in this case? He should be! RIP Officer Cooper, thank you for a job well done! I pray that your family can find peace!


November 15, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, dedication, duty, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

November 12, 2010

Officer Cooper, thank you for your complete and selfless service. My prayers are with your wife and children, both of your extended families, and all your Police brothers and sisters.

When I look at your picture here, you leap off the page. It's evident you were larger than life, as so many Officers are.

Tim Reise
Nashville, TN (neighborhood watch director; cousin of retired CPD)

November 12, 2010

To the family, friends, and IDOC stay strong and know God makes no mistakes, He can and will help you through this. Officer Cooper gave his all serving and protecting citizens of Illinois. We thank his love ones for loaning us a Hero. Corrections is not easy..many try the profession, but only a few are "called" So take care of us UP THERE--CO Cooper, and your LEO's will continue your work down here--RIP You're now 10/7 for the remainder

Lieutenant Cedric A Smith
Mississippi Dept of Corrections

November 12, 2010

Officer Cooper, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

November 12, 2010

My deepest sympathies to your family, friends and all of our colleagues of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

November 12, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Correctional Officer Tracy Cooper as well as to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Rest in peace Officer Cooper, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

November 11, 2010



November 11, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Cooper during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

November 11, 2010

God bless you Tracy for your dedication and service. May you now Rest In Peace knowing that you gave it all you had to give. God bless your family as well.

Senior Officer, John M Murphy
Federal Bureau of Prisons

November 10, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 10, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Tracy, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


November 10, 2010

Rest in peace brother. God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. Michael Paciorek
Hampshire County Deputy Sheriff

November 9, 2010

My sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Cooper. I would suspect the judge will rethink his decisions on dealing with prisoners in his courtroom in the future.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

November 8, 2010

For Correctional Officer Tracy Cooper:

Our duty within the criminal justice system is fraught with unusual perils, to include injury to a corrections officer who is preventing an escape. Complicating these situations is the risk of after-the-fact incidents as experienced by our brother Tracy. We regret that he would be so unfortunate as to have complications during his operation. We trust that a competent medical inquiry will reveal the details of what has occurred.

We pray for Tracy's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

I am proud to render CO Tracy Cooper a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fioirenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 8, 2010

Officer Cooper, thank you for your service and dedication. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

November 8, 2010

On behalf of the 6,174 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Cooper’s family as well as the members of the Illinois Department of Corrections. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

November 8, 2010

RIP brother Tracy.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

November 7, 2010

It is a shame the judge who ordered the cuffs off the "little darling" shouldnt at least be charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Andrew McGahey

November 7, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

November 7, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

November 7, 2010

Officer Cooper, may rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

November 7, 2010

Rest in peace Brother Tracy.

Officer Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 7, 2010

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