Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Edwin Cooke

Waller County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1975

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Sheriff Albert Edwin Cooke

Rest in peace.


April 18, 2020

Rest in peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Cooke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 26, 2020

Every time I go through Hempstead, I think of you and how shocked my grandmother and I were that you were shot and killed. My grandma always admired your service to the community. I remember you fishing on our ranch pond. May you Rest In Peace.

Kim Ames Hawthorne Seither

July 1, 2019

Thinking of you today Daddy. I miss and love you so much. Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Cindy Jones

April 18, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. I hope that the scum that took you away from your family rots in

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

November 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Chief Deputy Albert Edwin Cooke. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Waller County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I Pray that you and your father are once again united in The Kingdom of Heaven. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue and gnaw at the flesh of the scumbag that murdered you. May he know no peace on this earth and may the flames of hell forever scorch his soul!!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 18, 2016

Heroes live forever, Chief Deputy Cooke, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Waller County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 18, 2013


I miss you more and more everyday. I will always remember you. It is so sad that the person who killed you stepped out of prison on April 23, 2012, 37 years and 5 days later. Our Judicial system is a joke that a man of 54 years old is free and still has a life and he took yours at the age of 39. We love you dad.

Love your loving daughter
Cindy Jones

Cindy Jones

April 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all that love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 18, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Cooke. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Waller County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 18, 2012

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 5, 2008

Your brothers and sisters in blue honor you and your family.

Police Officer
Corpus Christi

October 19, 2007

May God bless you and your family..

jefferson co. Constable Pct.2 Leonard Ro
Constable Pct2

September 18, 2007

To whom it may concern:

I for one hope to keep people who harm our police from enjoying the freedoms that we law abiding citizens enjoy.

As a former police dispatcher I know how something that seems minor can escalate to more than you can imagine and these brave men and women know that each time they go out on a call, but they put their lives on the lines daily anyway for only pennies a day to protect us and try to maintain peace and harmony in the community.

In my opinion, it would be more than a disgrace to his memory, his fellow offers, his family, and the public who depended on him to allow someone to go free to enjoy his life when this young man cannot, and never will!

In my opinion this guy should already be dead as well, what did he die for otherwise? I believe simply because the law is way too lenient on the wrong-doer.

When someone takes a life of those who are sworn to and try their best to protect us, he ends his as we know it. He made that decision himself. He must have been doing something he should not have been doing or the police would not have been after him, right?

The officer cannot be given a second chance, nor should he be able to when there's a very good chance he'll do the same thing again...or worse.

I for one appreciate the fact that if I need the police regardless of whether it's for someone making so much noise that I cannot sleep, or whether someone is trying to break in or kill me that they will be there.

It's one of the very few things you can count on anymore but I KNOW they've got my back as long as I'm obeying the law.


no rank
concerned and appreciative citizen

September 15, 2007

Chief Deputy Cooke,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waller County.


April 19, 2005

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