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Clayton County Police Detective passes away at 57. He had served in law enforcement for more than 3 decades

Crime Scene Detective Carl Cook had served in law enforcement for Clayton County for more than 32 years.
Credit: Clayton County Police
Carl Cook

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Clayton County Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its longtime detectives. 

Crime Scene Detective Carl Cook passed away Wednesday, according to the police department's Facebook page. He was 57 years old.

The police department said, "Detective Cook was one of the most committed Officers this department has ever had." 

Credit: Clayton County Police
Carl Cook

Cook retired from law enforcement in August 2019 after serving the Clayton County Police Department and the Clayton County Sheriff's Office for more than 32 years. After his retirement, Clayton County Police Department said Cook became a member of the police force's Reserve Unit. 

Detective Cook often visited the police headquarters, checking up on his co-workers, the police department said. 

"He had a heart of gold and would do anything for his brothers and sisters in the C.C.P.D. family," the police department wrote. "Thank you Detective Carl Cook for your service. You will be missed by your law enforcement family and the citizens of Clayton County."

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