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Policeman Delmar Eugene Cook

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 6, 1948

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Reflections for Policeman Delmar Eugene Cook

Officer Cook,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 6, 2023

I just listened to the 2nd Dragnet episode. It was dedicated to Officer Cooks memory. Thanks to the advances in technology the stories of these men will live on forever and people like myself who never heard of Mr. Cookwill no history and remember the man and his family.

Joseph F Klein

December 10, 2021

The second episode of the radio-show, "Dragnet" with Jack Webb, was dedicated to the memory of Policeman Delmar E. Cook.


February 7, 2020

We must not forget the threats law enforcement officers face each day. The dangers in past decades existed just as they di today. Law enforcement officers bravely face these dangers to keep our citizens safe and help when they call. Officer Cook is a hero. Peace to his soul.

John Wagner, Special Agent
NCIS Retired (Orange County CA)

March 16, 2019

Policeman Delmar E. Cook was the Officer Down mentioned on first ever radio episode of "Dragnet" on 10-June-1949 on NBC Radio.

Came here to find the details on his loss.

Still remembered, Rest In Peace.

Rev Dr John Benjamin David Tatum DD PhD
CAD Ministries Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor

December 16, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

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

December 6, 2017

I heard this Officer honored at the end of a Dragnet radio program. I felt compelled to learn more about him. May God bless his soul.

Ordinary Citizen

August 18, 2016

i heard his name at the end of an old Dragnet episode. died too young. Wonder what he would have thought about this computer i am typing on. rest in peace.

no rank
no agency

April 23, 2015

just heard an episode of dragnet from 1949. at the end of the radio play the dedication was to officer cook. his memory lives.

mark t creaven EMT-I

June 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Policeman Cook. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 6, 2009

Uncle Del, even though we lost you 3 months before I was born, I've heard nothing but great stories about you.

Retired Exec Sec - Donna Beddow
LASD - Niece to Fallen Officer

March 24, 2008

We are the LAPD ! We do not leave any Men or Women behind, and we do not forget any LAPD Brother or Sister, who may have fallen in the line – of – duty.

PM Cook, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

December 6, 2007

The radio program Dragnet dedicated its 6-10-1949 show to Radio Officer Delmar E. Cook.

John Schroeder

December 23, 2005

Some years ago, I had asked for reflections, to be sent to me at Southwest (formerly known as University) Station, of the officers killed in the line-of-duty, there. A retired cop by the name of Ralph Kelly , wrote to me from Yarnell, AZ and shared the following about Delmar Cook:

"Delmar was an academy classmate of mine. He and his partner recieved a radio call of a violent male mental. While approaching the house, the suspect exited brandishing a .45 cal. automatic. Delmar ducked behind the closest object, which was a bush. His partner stepped back and behind the police car. The suspect fired, hitting Delmar behind the bush, and killed him.

Delmar was a friendly, quiet, serious, deliberative, pipe-smoker...sort of a Sherlock Holmes type.

It was one of life's rewards to work with men of this caliber...they will not be forgotten."

Raplh Kelly

Sgt. K. Moreland

December 3, 2005

Let no fallen brother be forgotten. Rest easy.

California Department of Corrections

January 30, 2005

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