Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Reflections for Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 2021

Tara, words cannot express how devastated we are. Your passing has left an emptiness that will forever be.

Fly high little sister RIP. We will forever support everyone you held dear ♥ as our family and thin blue line family.

Jami Williams
Sister

October 17, 2021

Detention Officer Cook,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

October 17, 2021

Officer Cook, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents/mother/father is/are experiencing over the loss of their/his/her son/daughter. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook and the extended law enforcement family of Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, Georgia.


End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 12, 2021

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 11, 2021

Rest In Peace Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook. May God watch over you, your family and all corrections officers.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 9, 2021

RIP Detention Officer Cook. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Whitfield County.

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 9, 2021

Officer Cook, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their daughter. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 8, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detention Officer, Tara Leanne Cook, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detention Officer succumbs from this deadly virus. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 2021

Christ Jesus, the Great Physician, the loss of life of one of our law enforcement officers is so very painful and devastating to endure. It can ravage a caring community for such a long time. I ask that You come and dwell in our midst. Let Your holy word be a healing balm that soothes our wounds and allows us to heal from the loss of this law enforcement officer. Help us to learn from her selfless example of dedication and devotion to protecting us. Let our memories of her not be ones of sadness for their loss, but of celebration of a life lived in the image of You. In Your mighty and holy Name, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook! Thank you for your over 3 years of service with Whitfield County Sheriff's Office, in Georgia. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your husband, your parents, your brother, and your sister during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Detention Officer Cook. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cook Family and the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 5, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 5, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

October 5, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 5, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace sister.

Correctional Officer Paul Schanno
Hennepin County(Minneapolis)- Adult Corrections Facility

October 5, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 5, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

October 5, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook. Please know we are eternally grateful for Tara’s service and her ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Detention Officer Cook, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office in Dalton, Georgia for Tara’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent three Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Detention Officer Tara Leanne Cook’s husband and parents.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 5, 2021

A police officer should be remembered not by how she died but how she lived! A great woman has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Sister!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Cook. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 5, 2021

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