Thursday, September 28, 2006

Metra Officer Killed

Channel 2, Channel 5 and Channel 7 coverage.

Initial reports appear to show an ambush/execution type slaying.

46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to Officer Cook's family. RIP

9/28/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P
GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY

9/28/2006 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Thomas' friends, family and fellow officers.

May he R.I.P. :(


You all please be safe out there.

9/28/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

METRA used to be one of the safer police gigs you could get. Not anymore I guess. Has there ever been a METRA PO killed in the line of duty before this? My prayers go out to his loved ones and his fellow METRA PO's. Stay Strong.

9/28/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoregal said...

God rest his soul and condolences to his family.

9/28/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless the fallen officer and his family. May law enforcement kill his attacker.

9/28/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger frhe sjgg said...

Oh. Sad. Horrible. Oh no. I hate hearing things like that. The poor officer. Auggggh. His family...
Senseless tragedies suck.

Sincerely,
Anne Elizabeth

9/28/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just awful that these 2 young children are left without a father and a wife without her husband! It's been a horrible 48 hours in law enforcement - www.opmd.org reports on the SIX officers killed in the last 48 hours. From Arizona, to Ohio, from Illinois, to Florida. And the Florida officer was a K9 handler whose dog was also killed! Just a sad day for police everywhere...

9/28/2006 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible that this happens and it barely makes the news.
This world needs to get it's priorties straight.

9/28/2006 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this officer.

May the lord comfort his loved ones and partners in this very dark hour.

The rest of us: Get out there and find the MF that did this.... Time to open a can of whup-ass, and make sure that even this criminal's dead relatives feel our wrath.


GOOD HUNTING!

9/28/2006 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harvey is a cesspool I hope the state police or south suburban taskforce take this over

9/28/2006 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if Harvey PD catches the killer, the gun might go "missing" on the orders of the corrupt Mayor Kellogg. A complete state takeover is needed there!

Godbless the P.O. and his family.

9/28/2006 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the pendulum swing back? When will we be allowed to be the Police again? This Metra Officer assinated! This prick in Colorado sexually assaulting young girls and killing one. We are the authorities! We must show these sick individuals that if they go to a school and make a threat, they don't see the next sunrise. They may be nuts, but they're not stupid. When they see the news photos of people who entered schools with threats, assaulted Police Officers, and want their 15 min of shame, covered on the ground with a sheet, they'll get the message. You don't see this shit in other countries where they don't play patty cake with bad guys. It's time to address these real problems with real solutions. Stay safe

9/28/2006 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has there ever been a METRA PO killed in the line of duty before this?

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Nope, sadly he was the first.

Stay Safe All!!

9/28/2006 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you or somebody contact the Patriot guard riders to provide a escort service they would be very happy to assist

PATRIOTGUARD.ORG

9/28/2006 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My God bless and keep him among the angles.

9/28/2006 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Officer Cook.
I pray for his family and friends.

9/28/2006 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom was a class act, as a recruit, Riverdale copper, adn as a Metra Officer. His death leaves a huge void in his family, his community, his department, and in the law enforcment community. There is a special place in hell for the cowardly killers. May they rot for all eternity.

9/28/2006 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

I hope the animal that did this rots in HELL. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and coworkers.

9/28/2006 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger DryWhiteToast said...

A little reminder on the Metra copper shooting.

At this time we do not know the details surrounding the incident. Until we do, BE CAREFUL!! Watch where you sit and scan every target walking by. If you have to park, do it where you can see as much as you can. We don't know if it was random, a target, or spree killing. Remember, not everyone likes us.

Everyone working the case, good luck and god speed in finding the shooter.

My heart and sympathy goes out to his family, friends, and people who love him. My he rest in peace.

9/28/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

If there is anything good that comes of a cop's death its that others learn and reenforce their training.

I think for every cops that's killed two to three others avoid death because of lessons learned.

Officer Cook, rest in peace. I pray for his family recovery from this nightmare.

9/28/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger DryWhiteToast said...

Hey, here's a website that most of you probably heard of. Yes, it is a bit depressing at times but lets remember why we do this job an honor those who are no longer here.

Be safe. Watch eachothers backs and let's go home every night.

http://www.odmp.org/

9/28/2006 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ymous said...
May God bless the fallen officer and his family. May law enforcement kill his attacker.

9/28/2006 05:11:42 PM

I say amen to that. But Lets Kill him slow.

9/28/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the 33rd anniversary today of the death of CPD Police Officer Edward L. Barron #14571. RIP.

9/28/2006 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Officer Cook reported for roll call in heaven with a heroes welcome today.

God Bless him.

9/29/2006 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE , TOM.
You are among other hero's.
IF you can make the wake, funeral...PLEASE do so.
Next May 13-15 in Washington D.C. when Tom is again remembered, his family deserves to see row, upon row of ILLINOIS Law Enforcement Officers standing at attention in front of the Capitol [15 May] proof positive to HIS family of OUR commitment to them to..." Never Let Them Walk Alone!"

Stay safe my brothers and sisters and continue to remember and respect that "Thin Blue Line."

9/29/2006 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God Bless the Cook family.
My deepest sympathy and prayers.

In The Line of Duty; I hear them say
My family now the price to pay
My folded flag stained with their tears,
We only had those few short years
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest.

R.I.P. Officer Cook and Bless You.

9/29/2006 01:07:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

Rest in peace Officer Cook. God bless your family and friends. Any word on services yet? Or a suspect?

9/29/2006 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There hasn't really been much info released about this shooting. I understand that the Metro copper was shot in the back of the head while seated in his SQUAD? Looking at the video of his squad on the news, it didn't appear that his rear windshield was shot out. Possibly he knew his attacker? Did he have the bad guy sitting behind him in the car? Just waiting to see how this all unfolds. This kind of shooting leaves more questions to be answered. Pray for the officer, and his family.
Hope they catch the bastard soon.
The $25,000 reward should loosen some lips if anyone out there knows anything. Stay safe, all.

9/29/2006 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very sad....

9/29/2006 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Officer Cook

9/29/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R,I,P, BROTHER AND WATCH OVER YOUR BROTHER' IN L.E.

9/29/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless his soul. Whoever did it needs to get a bullet himself. How horrible is that? Stay safe everyone-remember we all want to go home at the end of the tour.

9/29/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God rest his soul in peace- thank you for your service...my deepest condolences to the family and friends. We will miss you, brother!

9/29/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook was a solid dude. He served almost a decade in the 82nd Airborne prior to becoming a cop. Some of his accomplishments were being Airborn/Air Assault qualified, jumpmaster, pathfinder, Ranger as well as earning his expert infantryman's badge. He was "Good to Go". It was a pleasure to serve with him!

9/29/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

May he rest in peace. Very nice story by the Times today telling his story. I hope whomever did this gets caught very soon and pays the price.

Severe problems in Harvey, Dixmoor and Stickney. The type that put the honest officers lives on the line in those areas.

Stay safe...

9/29/2006 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Thomas Cook and his family. Thank you for serving and making the ultimate sacrifice. CPD SGT.

9/29/2006 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Finally.

All officers can leave their condolences at:

www.odmp.org

The exact page is:

www.odmp.org/forms/reflection.php?oid=18523

9/29/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger wagonman said...

Does anyone have information on services?---It gets so you hate putting on the Blues.

My thought and prayers go out to his family

9/30/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God BE WITH YOU PO COOK-METRO IS STILL THE POLICE-YOU ALWAYS SEE THEM RESPONDING TO 10-1, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND THE FAMILY OF THE METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT-YOU ARE BROTHERS IN BLUE WITH US AND IT HURTS TO LOSE ONE OF OUR FAMILY-GOD IS AN UNFORGIVEN GOD WHEN IT COMES TO MOMENTS LIKE THIS-HE WILL PROVIDE US WITH THE KILLER IN TIME, OK STAY SAFE AND TAKE REST IN KNOWING THAT ONE MORE BROTHER HAS REPORTED FOR ROLL CALL IN HEAVEN-HE HAS TAKEN THE LAST TRAIN WITH THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST GOD BLESS YOU OFFICER COOK-MAY YOU GUIDE US ALL.

CPD SGT

9/30/2006 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

>>>Funeral arrangements are by Drumm Funeral Home, (708) 333-0011. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the funeral home, 1200 E. 162nd St., South Holland.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, East 170th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, followed by interment at Oakland Memory Lanes Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Cook Family Trust Fund c/o Unicorp, 8615 Wicker Ave., St. John, IN 46373.


If you need more info, please let me know. One of my Assistants works with his brother...

9/30/2006 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STICKNEY? Leo Memorial lumps Stickney with Dixmoor and Harvey as problem depts? Must be smoking dope again. Stickney is always 100 percent co operative and helpful to the CPD. A retired CPD guy the the boss there and a great guy.

10/01/2006 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $25,000 reward should loosen some lips if anyone out there knows anything. Stay safe, all.



And I hope that the one that turns this POS in donates the monrey to the family.

10/01/2006 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

YEAH

Stickney is a hotbed of corruption. Town Official Dora Madsen who pleaded guilty to stealing funds also made a statement about Zitek stealing money from paid parking tickets, and paying CASH to his cops working security. Many of those cops also use their police jobs to do their private errands all the time, shopping @ the mall, etc. instead of patrol.

Officer Hare sued and WON, and I hope the Feds investigate that place.

If you think they're so great, they must of dropped off a new Weber Grill or something to you while they were on duty while they "helped" you out.

10/01/2006 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LEO MEMORIAL, THE IDIOT; So a convicted thief says something about a policeman and we should believe it?

John Zitek was a wounded CPD St. and the real Police. Something that you would know nothing about.

As far as somtone "winning" in federal court", it has no bearing on the truth. Just a jury of idiots.

Go back to your phony "memorial scam" and quit stabbing good policemen in the back.

10/02/2006 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police in Stickney were paid "Cash" for working a side job? Yikes, I have never ever heard of a copper doing that before. Leo, are you really that stupid or oooooh, never mind!

10/02/2006 09:15:00 PM  

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