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Fallen Heroes Details



In Memory Of
Merle Cook
Florida Highway Patrol, FL
End of watch: 1981-07-13
Aircraft: Cessna 172-P
Trooper Cook was piloting his airplane when it crashed in St. John's County, while assisting in the search for two suspects wanted for breaking and entering. Corporal Cleo Tomlinson and Trooper Robert Pruitt were also lost in the crash. Trooper Cook had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 10 years.

His career with FHP began January 1, 1971. He was in the 40th recruit class in Tallahassee, from January 10 to March 31, 1972. He was stationed in Fort Lauderdale, Brooksville and Lake City. At the time of his death, he was 44.

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