Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Coleman Cook

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, May 16, 1979

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Reflections for Police Officer William Coleman Cook

How can you really keep cool and composed when peril and evil lurk around the block. That day, Officer Cook, you performed as you always did as a true Dade County hero. Honesty, dignity, character and genuine integrity all blessed humbly by God. You'll never be forgotten for your loyalty and esteem. Saluted for truth and trust combining to deliver us peace of mind and stability. It's your class, desire, decency and dedication forging new bridges. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 18, 2024

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Decisions, decisions, decisions. Police always find themselves facing danger. But, you, Officer Cook, kept your professional composure and had your awareness and acumen following you down the streets of where protection and peace were essential. Dade County will not forget honesty, dignity and integrity, such highly placed character and commitment that has been remembered and sacredly saluted. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2024

Officer Cook, while visiting your grave yesterday all I could do was just ponder why oh why were you taken at such a young age. Full of life, caring, compassionate and always truthful, honorable and heroic. Dade County got all its protection from an angel whose wings of heart and soul, integrity, dignity and character forever in eternity uplift our world and your family of sanctity and virtue. Just a man of class, desire, fortitude and decency now sheltered where no harm will come your direction. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2024

I spoke with your comrade and friend, Officer Keith Di Genova today while visiting your grave. I may have reflected that Keith told me your other friend and colleague, Officer Robert Edgerton passed about three months ago may you both rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. Dade County received much love and devotion from your heroic soul and from your two comrades too. Dedication, determination and devotion humbly carried your earthly journeys and missions graced by gallantry, hope and goodwill. Never forgotten and forevermore saluted for having an ironclad heart and soul all unselfish, unrelenting and unwavering. You carried yourself and your badge with esteemed virtue, loyalty to your basic onuses and will always be an angel of heroism that all who succeeded will be guided by. Sad we never met you and your beloved family but maybe one day Nancy and Cecil Tidwell will come by the old neighborhood. I at least met Gina and her family and her brother Justin who looks like you.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2024

Today, Officer Cook, I visited your grave to pray for your soul, heroic and blessed. I noticed the fallen officers' flag and American flag were missing. Hopefully no one vandalized your sacred burial sight for a man of wisdom, vision and virtue solemnly watched over our peace and stability here in Dade County. A gentleman so gallant, incorporated with integrity, dignity and character so clearly refined. With resourcefulness, devout faith and resiliency you handled all of your earthly missions until Our Maker took you back to heaven to become one of the many guardian angels. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. Commitment, diligence, truth and trust were surely cherished and tenacious.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2024

Quick reflexes, a heroic heart and soul and much blessed talent and scruples, yet your honor, integrity, dignity and fortitude, Officer Cook, was stellar and superb as they all combined to serve and to protect the essence of life and safety here in Dade County. The community you called home and grew up in. Your folks may they along with you my neighbor, friend and hero rest in peace and your sister, Nancy should live and be well with her loved ones and family. Tomorrow as they have roll call in the morning, afternoon and evening will call your profoundly sacred name out in that its unwavering and unselfish vigilance and diligence saved more lives from being taken by an evil man. You surely deserved to live on with character, class and decency enjoying retirement with your beloved wife Karen. Now and forever an angel of heroism and commitment with true trust guiding your wings as you look down upon us.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2024

You, Officer Cook, took the brunt of that awful day when your family and many professional comrades lost you. A great man, a humble and heroic gentleman gone before his time. with your sacred and dignified earthly missions and journeys of integrity and character completed all together Our Lord took your beautiful and angelically versatile soul and spirit back to heaven where truth and trust combined help look down as you walk your perfect beat. Wisdom and diligence all packed in with humility and many blessings for performing your duties as your community and family's fearless warrior. Rest in peace my friend, neighbor and hero. Such commitment and conviction must be accompanied by homage and solemn salutes of bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 14, 2024

With faithfulness, determination and sure steadfast dedication one can focus upon their solemn and most sacred onuses to serve and to protect. Officer Cook, you brought your parents and sister pride and joy as you were and always a Dade County hero of honor, dignity and integrity. Young and with a fulfilling and caring commitment, character and convictions that were true and trusted. The paths and trails have been lined with loyalty and esteem. We salute versatility, vision and virtue all remembered and never forgotten. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 13, 2024

With Dade County and its citizens under your most heroically watched heart, soul and eyes, Officer Cook, we can at least begin to comprehend why we have a semblance of safe trails and peaceful pursuits of our causes in life. Your career was orchestrated by scruples, principles, values and morals humbly blessed, dignified and always full of honorable integrity, character and commitment to true justice and of course loyal esteem, trustworthiness forever saluted and cherished as now almost forty-five years ago you made the ultimate sacrifice of grit, dedication and fiercely devoted determination, diligence and by being vigilant and carrying your sacred virtue close to your vest. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 13, 2024

The threshold of tenacity never ended, never wavered and did not give up hope even with violence staring you in the face, Officer Cook. Dade County was where you made your warrior presence felt and you acquitted yourself very well. Integrity, dignity and honesty all located within the vestibules of your heart and most humbly blessed and heroic soul. The gentleman of character and unselfish commitment and convictions were all intuitive and all congenial. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. You're forever an angel of true trust and solemn morals.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2024

A battle until the finish as you never gave up hope, Officer Cook, despite all that transpired that very tragic day here in Dade County. A gentleman born with class, raised with politeness, manners and scruples founded in honesty, integrity and dignity. They created the chains of trust and truth in all your sacred, solemn and earthly missions of hope, heart, humility and goodwill so that our purposes and passions in life would be paved with trails of justice and peace as we salute you for everything you heroically performed. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2024

Never delete nor subtract from the facts. And the reality of the dire situation that fateful day of May 16, 1979 was your quick attention you gave Dade County, Officer Cook, to forever heroically serve and save your fellow officers and provide through your sacrifice the liberty, serenity and safe travels for every resident. Honor, reverence and unselfish heart, soul and most humbly blessed and dignified character, commitment and truly trustworthy integrity and solemn duty beyond the calls of danger. Always loyal and esteemed, we salute you for doing an outstanding job. Your legacy of heroism is now as angel in heaven looking down upon your family. Rest in peace my friend, neighbor and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2024

A structured man of common sense, awareness and undivided attention to every detail that served Dade County with honesty, dignity and integrity. You gave your community, Officer Cook, heroism and character, commitment all truthful and trustworthy to be revered, remembered and solemnly saluted forevermore. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. A public servant who gave mankind and his family the greatest sacrifice to never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 10, 2024

To witness humility, character and heart you only needed to observe your mild mannered behavior and highly ethical dignity, honesty and integrity, Officer Cook that preserved the respect and peace of all Dade County citizens. You were a loyal and esteemed public servant whose passion, perseverance and dedicated patience was only true and trustworthy. We salute your legacy and heroic fortitude. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. Your family, mankind and your comrades all have missed you very much.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2024

History can be accessed by looking back at one's own true worth to their family, department and to mankind in general. Just looking back at you, Officer Cook, always brings memories of one man so gallant, yet your clear minded. You were the one man who could be trusted to give advice and to pitch in and lend his uniquely humble talents to serve, save and to protect the quality of life so very special here in your beloved Dade County community. Character, commitment and conviction only highly refined, dignified and full of humanely honorable integrity that forever shall be saluted for wisdom, virtue and value. The versatility of your earthly journeys so sacred yet so essential. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. You are your family's legacy and heroic angel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 7, 2024

A treasured soul of a man with heroic heart and a spirit of bravery like no other. It is the loyalty of a soldier of dignity, integrity and the fortitude of character that is capable of fulfilling their earthly missions and you, Officer Cook, succeeded mightily in this endeavor to eliminate evil from Dade County's midst while giving your young life full of more decades of desire and fruitful moments and whatever you and your beloved Karen wanted to accomplish. I believe the director at your time Mr. Bobby Jones is still alive. Tragically he lost too many good public servants of professional proficiency, truth and trust as you were and always acquitted yourself with the highest standards of commitment, virtue and diligence. May God comfort your family as you my friend, neighbor and hero rest in peace as our guardian angel. Humility and unselfishness are the true traits and definitions of vigilance and ingenuity from the soul of an intuitive gentleman of valor and sacred versatility.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2024

Loyalty is honest character and accomplishment. Success can only come to fruition with integrity, dignity and commitment running together on the tracks of truth and trust. Dade County, Officer Cook, was your home, community and where your life growing up and your public service career that began its genesis. A genuinely reverent young man, a gentleman of intuition, ingenuity and humbly blessed intelligence that scoured the streets and corners looking for serenity and freedom for mankind. You were a source of inspiration, heroism and virtue for your family, comrades and the world at large. We salute you and will never overlook what badge#1664 stood for. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. An angel so esteemed and cherished who forever is missed from his family.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2024

A day of destiny turns into a life and career of useful substance. Dade County is a community that relies humbly upon its many angels of heroism and humbleness and yours, Officer Cook, was most blessed and respected. Integrity, dignity and character that brought peace, liberty and safety back into the castles where we the people reside with life's functions ahead of them. You'll be remembered and solemnly saluted for virtue, vision and the versatility all sacred and humanely loyal. You fought for true justice and was a trustworthy warrior whose family takes forward your legacy that is the legitimacy of your name, heart and soul. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 5, 2024

A wonderful young man, a gentleman filled with fires of unwavering and unselfish dedication, devotion and commitment to carry out his honorable position of truth and trust that protected the welfare, safety, dignity and integrity of all Dade County. Officer Cook, you will be remembered and forevermore solemnly saluted for virtue, versatility and being a loyal and most highly esteemed colleague to your fellow officers and friends and who came to aid and save them in their time of peril putting your life and career in jeopardy to create the chains of character, freedom and purpose. May God shelter your angelically heroic heart and soul under His wings of compassion and mercy as you my friend, neighbor and hero rest in peace for a job well done and we will never forget you.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2024

The efforts of mankind help create a blessed serenity and security in this world. You put together outstanding work ethics, Officer Cook, to shield Dade County and its folks from violence and evil. A life of public service distinguished by heroic honor, dignity and sterling integrity of which your commitment and character were all first class and everything in the words of truth and trust in assembling justice for all. Never forgotten and always saluted for wisdom, sacred virtue and the vision that keeps your angelic legend forever tied to your family, colleagues and mankind. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. You surely are missed by everyone. Such a tragic loss to humanity and of course your esteemed family.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2024

The emblems of effort, energy and efficiency are found in a hero's integrity, dignity and honor which yours, Officer Cook, was stellar and outstanding in your work as dangerous as it was protecting Dade County and for allowing us to live safer and peaceful lives of distinction. A gentleman girded in true virtue, respect and diligence whose legacy remains treasured. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. You are your family and department's heroic angel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2024

Seek the truth. Let trustworthiness persevere. Integrity, heroic dignity honesty and character was clearly emblazoned upon your heart, soul and uniform, Officer Cook. They all performed at high levels protecting the residents of Dade County. An esteemed community you called home and were raised along with Nancy, your older sister. Your family carries your legacy along everyday with them never forgetting their beloved "Uncle Bo." Heaven is where you rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. Your wings are fitted perfectly for your eternal roles of faith, devotion and blessed humility.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 1, 2024

The smell of fresh roses was the scent of a young man, a hero of Dade County who rose to the tasks at hand defending his community where you, Officer Cook, remain a vital part of history going forward. After all you sacrificed your sweet and special heart and soul of honesty, integrity, dignity and character for serenity and safety to continue blossoming. We salute you and won't ever forget you and your beloved family. Truth and trust along with virtue must stay diligent and vigilant if these battles and wars are going to stop permanently. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero. An angel of esteem and loyalty who unselfishly touched everyone with unwavering care and compassion.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2024

The rock of resolve, the branches of bravery and heroism that protected the citizens of Dade County with heart, soul and the decency of dignity, integrity and loyal and esteemed honesty. You did everything asked of you, Officer Cook and the ledgers and books of history will reveal the facts. The life and career of a young man of virtue, wisdom and vision so sacred and versatile they all were unwavering, unselfish and unrelenting so now as angel in heaven may you rest in peace my friend, neighbor and hero of character, commitment, truth and trustworthiness.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 29, 2024

Slowly but surely we all pray and hope for peace, health and prosperity for our families and all humanity. You, Officer Cook, were a steady and heroic tool and resource of truth, trust and tenacity being spread throughout Dade County where your legacy remains strong, vital and vibrant forever. Now as an angel of Our Master in heaven may your unselfish and unwavering heart and soul of caring, compassion and character rest in peace along with dignity, integrity and wise commitments and convictions so sacred and sure. My neighbor, friend and hero you'll always be missed by your family and comrades who worked with a genuinely warm and loyal brother of the law enforcement profession.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2024

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