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New Hero Search Merle J. Cook
- Jul. 13, 1981 -
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Florida Highway Patrol Patch
Resided: FL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 13, 1981
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 44 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Florida Highway Patrol
2900 Apalachee Parkway  
Tallahassee, FL   32399   USA
(850)617-2301
County: Leon
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Accident - Police
Weapon Class: Aviation
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 10 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: FL   USA   Mon. Jul. 13, 1981
Summary: Trooper Merle Cook, Corporal Cleo Tomlinson, and Trooper Robert Pruitt were killed in an airplane accident while searching for two breaking-and-entering suspects in St. John's County.

The suspects were charged with three counts of homicide in connection with the deaths of all three troopers. The primary burglary suspect was convicted of burglary and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was released only to be sentenced to 6 years for cocaine sale in October of 2010 and he currently resides in the Florida State Prison System.

Trooper Cook had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 10 ye

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Related: Robert L. Pruitt Cleo L. Tomlinson Jr.
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