Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Cook

Kent County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 1, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Cook

My friend - you were one of the first people I met when I joined the Sheriff's Dept. I will always appreciate and remember getting to work with you. I was with you the first time I ever accompanied a subject to the hospital. I know you remember that story, it was one you just cannot forget. Rest easy my friend.

Deputy Marcus Allen
Kent County Sheriff's Office

April 14, 2022

I was honored to have known and worked with Dave. You are truly missed by all.

Retired Marnie Mills
Kent County Sheriff Office

March 26, 2022


To this day I think of all that we have been through together working side by side. Your friendship will always be treasured. There are so many things we had in common and I will always be there for your family if they need it. Please keep an eye out for all our fellow law enforcement officers that are on the job protecting the citizens of not only Kent County but the whole world. I miss you my friend.

Deputy Timothy J Lewis, Retired
Kent County Sheriff's Office
Hold the Line
Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 6, 2022

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.

Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 18, 2022

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

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

January 9, 2022

Sheriff 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. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 1, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Sheriff David Cook; my sincere sympathy for your loss. May God provide comfort to you during this difficult time. David is in a much better place now. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

December 30, 2021

Dave and I were very close friends for most of our careers at Kent County Sheriff’s Office. We worked together as partners in the same area for several years and he loved serving the community as a Sheriff’s Deputy. He loved and was dedicated to God, his family and friends. He is and will be missed greatly! Rest in Peace Brother and see you again in heaven someday.

Sheriff Deputy Aaron Brown
Kent County Sheriff’s Office

December 28, 2021

It is my true HONOR to have known Dave.
Dave and I were classmates, and both of us went on to serve our communities. May Dave rest at ease knowing that his sacrifice and commitment to his community will never be forgotten.
Rest Easy Brother,
We Will Stand The Watch From Here.
Job Well Done.
Until Valhalla by Brother.

Deputy Wilfred "Bill" Quick
Nassau County Sheriff's Office

December 28, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff David Cook. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Cook will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 27, 2021

Deputy 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

December 26, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

December 25, 2021


I sit here today (Christmas Day). I reflect on our 21 years working together and for the past several years working side by side in the East Precinct. It has been almost two months and I remember eating our lunch at 155 everyday at noon. It is times like those that continue to make me smile. You were a great guy, partner, father and a dedicated husband through thick and thin.

Life is better because of your friendship and we will always remember you Bro.
God speed.

We at the will continue to share and support the fallen.

Timothy Lewis
Retired Kent County Sheriff Office

December 25, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff David Cook! Thank you for your 21 years of service with the Kent County Sheriff's Office, in Michigan and your previous service with the South Haven Police Department and Hopkins Village Police Department. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and two children during this terrible 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

December 24, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 24, 2021

R.I.P Deputy Sheriff David Cook

Brian Molyneaux
citizen Toronto Canada

December 24, 2021

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 24, 2021

RIP Deputy Sheriff Cook. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Kent County, South Haven and Hopkins Village

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

December 24, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff David Cook and the extended law enforcement family of the Kent County Sheriff's Office, Michigan.

End of Watch Monday, November 1, 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

December 24, 2021

Sheriff Cook, I thank you for your brave service to all of us. May you watch over all those that you care about from Heaven. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

December 24, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

December 24, 2021

Rest in peace .


December 23, 2021

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

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

December 23, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 23, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff David 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 Deputy Sheriff David Cook.

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

December 23, 2021

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