Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James William Cook

DeWitt County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, October 10, 1993

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James William Cook

Happy birthday up in Heaven. Miss you always.


Jen Landrus

April 10, 2022

Missing you a lot lately.

Jen Landrus

February 13, 2022

You’ve been gone 28 years now. I often wonder what life would be like had you survived. You’re still loved and missed

Jen Landrus

October 10, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 10, 2020

Jim, how has it been so many years? Mitch is now a daddy you would be so proud of him. We didn’t get to have the life we planned but the life we had while you were here was amazing. The motorcycle rides and the plans for the house were great memories and of course the nights we had. Love you then, love you now, and I always will. Say hello to your mom and dad for me to. Xoxo


January 10, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cook.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

Happy 25th Angelversary. I love and miss you still. I will never forget you.


October 10, 2018

Jim I was going through old pictures and came across the pictures we had with the boys at your parents house and I took me back to the amazing days and nights we had. How much Mitch thought of you and how great you were them. I have moved on but you are forever in my heart and the love we had was amazing. Until we meet again. Love always and forever.


September 11, 2018

I was thinking today about our years together. The trips we took, the laughter, and that one special destination we never told anyone about. I will always remember you with laughter not tears. So glad we reconnected in light of your sudden passing. You were a good man gone to soon. Xoxo.


October 10, 2017

24 years have gone by and it still feels like it just happened. I hope you know just how much you are/were loved and missed. You were one of a kind.
Till we meet again, remember I love you always


October 10, 2017

Still think of you and smile. I am grateful for the time we had together and your friendship. I still miss you and being able to come by or give you a call just to visit and catch up. Wish I could reach up to heaven and give you a hug. You are still missed and loved by many. Until I see you again, hugs & kisses.

Michelle Monaghan

June 30, 2017

Deputy Cook's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-03-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

November 3, 2016

On this date 23 years ago we spent our last day and evening together. Oh what I wouldn't give to go back in time and have that togetherness again. I miss you


October 10, 2016

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cook. I was wondering if you were a distant relative to Metro-Dade Police Officer, William Coleman Cook, killed in the line of duty at the tender age of twenty-five.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 9, 2014

Its hard to believe how many years you have been gone. It seems like only yesterday we first met. I knew then you would make a positive impact on many lives. I will never forget your honesty, humor and support. We had a lot of history together so I am happy you looked me up and we reconnected. In light of your sudden passing its something I will always cherish. I am so grateful we had those hours together.
With love always


April 18, 2014

I cannot believe you have been gone so long. It seems like only yesterday we first met. I knew then you were someone very special and one day you would make a positive impact on many peoples lives. You made one on mine. We had a long history together and I am grateful every day you looked me up and we reconnected before you passed. Im sorry you left us so soon. Your honesty, humor and support will always be missed.
With love always


April 18, 2014

Another birthday and I am here and you are in Heaven. I hope you are having one terrific celebration! You have some pretty awesome people up there that meant a lot to me in this life. I still miss you. I don't think I will ever stop missing you. Thank you for being part of my life.

J. Landrus, Paramedic

April 10, 2014

They say all wounds heal with time but I must disagree. I think the ones grieving find a new way to live and survive without that special person in our life. It's been 20 years since you left us and when I hear one of "our songs' not only does it take me back to that time and I remember everything and those songs still make me cry. The heart still aches and knows something is missing. There are so many regrets of not saying things I wanted to say to you. "I remember the smell of your skin, I remember everything, I remember all your moves, I remember you, yeah"
Loving and missing you 20 years later...........

Jen Landrus

January 7, 2014

As I put on my fake smile todayknowing how the incidents and everyone's decision making made us lose one hell of a cop, son, brother, uncle, and true love. I hurt inside for all that could have been. Loving and missing you every single day and night. Missing the "what could have beens" I am so ready to see you again. I miss and love you more than words can say


October 10, 2013

It's that time of year again........we met and started dating during this time. I fell in love. Felt so many happy feelings and was so happy. I miss those days and I miss you. I still think of you daily and wonder what could have been. Things would have been so different. I miss you and still love you so much!


July 17, 2013

Happy Birthday in Heaven, JW!
Still loved and missed


April 10, 2013

On my way home tonight a song came on the radio that took me back in time. I miss you so much. The heartache is still there, although not as intense, it is there.
I will never forget you.


March 4, 2013

Matthew 5:9
You will never be forgotten.

Jen Landrus, EMT-P

October 11, 2012

psalm 1

clinton il member
clinton il member

October 10, 2012

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

Officer 11169

May 1, 2012

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