Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Jimmy Lee Cook

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 1972

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Reflections for Sergeant Jimmy Lee Cook

Officer Cook,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2022

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is a family. This family extends back to all the previous iterations of FWC, such as the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Today we in FWC Class 39 honored Officer James Cook with a memorial workout. His sacrifice in the line of duty was a tragic loss to our law enforcement family. We continue to honor him and all other members of our family who have fallen. While he is gone, his memory and sacrifice will live on through our agency.


FWC Recruit Class 39

December 13, 2019

Rest in peace Wildlife Officer Cook. Perhaps you are related to Metro-Dade Police Officer William Coleman Cook, EOW May 16, 1979?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 28, 2019

Today FWC Class 31 continues to celebrate the life of Sergeant Cook and dedicates this memorial workout in his honor. The way he lived and served shall always be remembered. His service helped secure a safe, enjoyable environment in which we can all enjoy, and we are forever grateful for this as we look to continue live and serve in ways that would make him and his loved ones proud.

FWC Class 31
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

December 8, 2016

I was wondering if you were related to Metro-Dade Police Officer William C. Cook, killed in the line of duty May 16, 1979. Rest in peace Wildlife Officer Cook. Your courage was appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 8, 2015

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

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

Continue to rest in peace Officer Cook, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler FL


December 8, 2011

Gone, but never forgotten....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


December 8, 2010

Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Rest in peace Officer Cook

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)

May 3, 2010

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 5, 2007

god bless u brother

Dep. Mccullough
hillsborough co fl

May 10, 2007

I think of you many times when I reflect back on when we were in Palm Beach County and I was a Trooper and you a Wildlife Officer there and the many times our jobs brought us together. You were a great guy.

Charles W. Lowell, Retired Captain
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Dept.

March 4, 2004

Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

December 5, 2003

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