Lawrence Michael “Mike” Cook

Lawrence Michael “Mike” Cook was born June 10, 1967 and went to his Lord and Savior on October 3, 2017. Mike had a stellar career in law enforcement starting out with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department at the age of 18. During his tenure he received numerous accommodations and awards to include the Distinguished Service Medal. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and attended advanced training programs at various government agencies. He later rose through the ranks to become Chief of Police for multiple local municipalities. Mike had an impressive and lengthy career in law enforcement serving his community for 30 years with pride and vigor.

However, it is who he was as a man that will be missed the most. Mike was very loyal and dedicated to those he loved. He had unwavering and staunch religious beliefs and was proud to call himself a Christian. He wholeheartedly believed in the words of the Bible and, while not perfect, attempted to follow the scriptures to the letter. Mike was a kind, caring, giving, understanding, and loving man who was greatly misunderstood and wrongly judged by those who never truly knew the essence of who he was.

We will miss his boyish charm and humor, his love of all things outdoors, his ability to remain calm when life seems to be unraveling, and most of all we will simply miss him. Mike was truly a great man and our hearts are broken from his untimely death.

He is preceded in death by: his Father, Lawrence Cook and is survived by his forever devoted wife Dr. Susan Howard-Perry; children, Susan Albertson (Eric), Cheyenne Cook, Zane Cook; step children, Shelby Perry and Sydney Perry; grandchildren, Camryn and Elliott; brother Stephen Cook (Eimee); niece Sloan, and his mother Juda Cook. A private memorial service and burial is planned.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to organizations that provide support and treatment to first responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


  1. Steve McBride on October 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    So sorry to hear this…. Peace.

  2. Robin Webb Perdomo on October 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Many prayers to those who loved him.

  3. Brett Schultz on October 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Susan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls at this time.

  4. Scott Caron - For the Caron Family on October 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Rest in peace brother.

  5. Heiter Family on October 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Zane and Cheyenne,
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Love and Peace.

  6. Jennifer Davis on October 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Praying for you and your family Susan. So very sorry for your loss, if you need anything let us know!

  7. Steve Hawkins on October 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Rest in Peace Brother. You were a friend to me and Baron.

  8. Michael Corwin on October 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Rest In Peace Mike

  9. Debbie Bass on October 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Mike will truly be missed.

  10. Shirley Albertson Owens on October 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I am sending love, prayers, and hug to my niece Susan Albertson. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
    Shirley Albertson Owens

  11. Dena Stoneking on October 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Cheyenne and Zane so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    The Stonekings

  12. Jason Onka on October 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Prayers and peace to the cool family!

  13. Mark and Shelly Parker on October 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss, my husband and I knew Mike as a kind hearted person, a great father, and husband, he cared alot about his appearance, and was a very great man, and a very respectful police officer, I’m so very sad for his family, my heart goes out to all of you

  14. Jason onka on October 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Cook family. Sorry

  15. Lloyd and Cathy Bulman on October 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Mike will be greatly missed. Prayers for all.

  16. Don Huggins on October 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    A good man and good Officer. RIP Mike. Prayers for him and his family.

  17. Bill & Carolyn Johnston on October 6, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Cheyenne & Zane, we are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family.

    Your old Neighbors from Holland Dr

  18. Gabe on October 6, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Salute sir, thank you for all your years of dedicated service. Continue to watch over all of us that still wear the uniform.

  19. Connie Hale on October 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    My prayers are with the family. Mike was a special person and a great neighbor who was always there when you needed anything, he will be missed

  20. ABRA & MACIE on October 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Cheyenne and Zane May you be blessed during this time and loss of your Dad and Remember all the good memories and blessings you had with him. Rest In Paradise Mike you will be missed and know you are appreciated for all your service and dedication to our Communities for so long FLY HIGH MY FRIEND ?

  21. The Seever Family on October 6, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    The Final Inspection

    The Policeman stood and faced 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 awful 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 to steep,
    And I never passed a cry for help,
    Though at time I shook with fear,
    And sometimes, God forgave me,
    I’ve wept unmanly tears.
    I know I don’t deserve a place
    Amoung 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 to much.
    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 born your burdens well.
    Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets
    You’ve Done Your Time in Hell

    God Bless the Cook Family, our condolences

  22. Jonathan Scott on October 7, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Prayers for the family.

  23. Joe Fanara on October 7, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Condolences to the Cook family. Mike thanks for the many years of friendship may you rest in peace.

  24. Ed Wisdom "Moose" on October 7, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I’m proud to have called you my friend and brother. I’ll miss you. Prayers to your family and those who knew you.

  25. Dennis E. Postel. Chief of Police (ret) on October 7, 2017 at 1:42 am

    R.I.P. My Brother in Blue.

  26. Gary Starks on October 7, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Rest In Peace Brother!

  27. Larry Parham on October 7, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Much love to the Cook family. Mike was truly a leader of Men and will be missed greatly.

  28. The Cundiff family on October 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during the loss of a Mike. He was a good man, friend and brother in blue!

  29. Whitney Webb on October 7, 2017 at 6:17 am

    I’m here. Love you Chey!

  30. Timothy S Coen on October 7, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Thoughts & Prayers to the Cook family. I’m sorry for your loss …

  31. John on October 7, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Chief John Epperson ( RET)
    Friend, Mentor, what can I say the world is a darker place without you. Prayers to the Family

    God Speed

  32. Kristy Goodin on October 7, 2017 at 7:16 am

    You will be missed.

    Kristy and Taylor Goodin

  33. Terry Dorman and Family on October 7, 2017 at 7:35 am

    My condolences, Mike will be genuinely missed.

  34. Rick Curtin Jr. and Becky Edwards on October 7, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Cook family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest In Peace Mike.

  35. Dori Rendon Treat Lowry on October 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Mike, it was my honor to be part of yours and Susan’s wedding.. I will always remember the way you look at her with love and devotion. You were going to be greatly missed and I am Proud to have known you.

  36. Bill Carroll on October 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Sadness is felt. Remember the greatness he was and shared then smile. Know he is in a much better place now. Prayers to lift up the heavy hearts of friends and family. Love and support to the Cook family and his Family in Blue. Rest In Peace Mike.

  37. Melissa Holker on October 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

    You will truly be missed. My heart hurts bad because the world has no idea what a great person you are. You were an awesome boss and my best friend forever. You lent a listening ear and prayed for me when I needed someone the most when my dad was fighting cancer. I’ll miss our conversations, your stories and you period. Your legacy will continue on and I’ll forever be thankful that God allowed our paths to cross. RIP Mike, I will miss you my friend.

  38. Kevin Tempel on October 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Mike wore a uniform for most of his life, now God has outfitted him with wings.
    Kevin T.

  39. Rita Olson-Stawicki on October 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Many prayers and positive thoughts to the Cook Family. God speed Mike, you will be greatly missed, my brother.

  40. Sarah conchola on October 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Mike I will miss you dearly. You always knew how to make me laugh. You not only impacted my life but my children loved u so much. Till we meet again my friend

  41. Bill Dye on October 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    May Mike have peace now.
    May his family find peace and grace.

    Bill Dye

  42. Bernadette Cook on October 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Rest in peace.

  43. Scott and Shelly Goodman on October 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  44. Paul Bass on October 7, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family at your time of loss. Mike you will be missed.

  45. Michelle Bower on October 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Mike, you will be missed. You were a true friend and I am so glad I had the opportunity to know you. Thank you for you kindness and friendship.
    Rest In Peace,

  46. Julie Walker on October 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    My heart goes out to you Susan Albertson. Prayers to you, Eric and your little ones.

  47. Jonathan Laurans on October 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    My heart goes out to the Cook family. Rest In Peace, Mike.

  48. Cheryl Rabin on October 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    RIP, Mike. You were a fine officer but more than that, a fine man who will be sorely missed.

  49. Dennis and Martha Green on October 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers your way!

  50. Jenny Wheat on October 7, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Love ya, Mike. We had so many great memories between us growing up as close cousins.

  51. Gary George on October 7, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Steve, I’ve known you and Mike since you were little boys. Mike was on your Dad and my Pop Warner team back in the day. Two years ago this month I visited your Dad at the hospital and all he could talk about was his boys (Mike and you.) Mike is now in Heaven with your Dad waiting for all of us to join them one day. Blessings to all the Cook family. RIP Mike!
    Gary George, Chief “Retired”

  52. Stacy on October 8, 2017 at 4:39 am

    You frustrated me to no end and you made me laugh when I was steaming and didn’t want to smile let alone laugh. You had confidence in me even though I doubted myself and pushed me into being uncomfortable which cas caused me to grow as a person and professional. I am so glad I had the chance to actually say thank you before you left. May God watch over your family in your absence. Though you are gone you will never be forgotten.

  53. Larry B. Niederschulte on October 8, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Rest in Peace, my friend.

  54. Todd Finley on October 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Rest In Peace Mike.
    Thoughts and prayers for those that remain here whose lives he touched.

  55. Bass Family on October 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Our sincerest condolences to Mike’s family.

  56. Marisa Barnes on October 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire Cook family. It was a pleasure knowing you Mike, RIP.

  57. kara on October 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    RIP Mike. you will be missed. thank you for your service and for having my back when I needed it the most.

  58. Dennis Reed on October 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of this ,-Mike was one of the good guys , prayers for the family

  59. Karen Gross on October 8, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mikes passing !
    Prayers for the family.
    RIP mike !

  60. Robin Cook on October 9, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Mike, we shared 27 years. I will miss you terribly. The kids will miss you! I know you are sharing stories with your Dad now and watching over us. Until we all see you again!

  61. Dawn Cassity on October 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. So glad that our paths crossed, and I had the chance to get to know him. He definitely made each day a little brighter. RIP Mike.

  62. Virginia & Don DeBoard on October 9, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Thoughtsand prayers for the family. Rest in Peace Mike

  63. Ellen Hufford (Riner) on October 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones during this time. I didn’t know him, but he was a good friend to my brother, who passed away in 2014. Rest in Peace.

  64. Marty on October 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    One of the biggest pieces of shit there was, good riddance!

  65. David McHenry on October 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences.

  66. Joe Hunn on October 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The Hunn Family will miss you Lawrence Michael. Too young too soon old young friend… Joe,Ev Natalie, and Jake!

  67. Ralph and Joy Neasham on October 10, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Prayers for comfort and peace that only our Heavenly Father can give. Rest in Peace, Mike.

  68. Williams Family on October 10, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Condolences to the Cook family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

  69. Anthony DiCarlo on October 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

    my mother call me and told me , we knew the Cooks Family many of years my preys and my heart go out to the cooks Family and friends , i work with the cook family with had the security business and i enjoy working , with mike and his father love them both they were good bosses .they are good people work for and i enjoy it . i will miss mike and his father i respect mike was a good man, and fun to be around mike . feel i was apart of the cooks family, i think of mike was a brother to me and i love him. i respect mike he knew i had his back as a trust worthy honest friend , i will miss mike so much , once again my prey and my heart go out to his family and friends , for there lost of a Dad and a good friend. rest in peace Mike . you will be miss my good friend Mike Cook ! Anthony DiCarlo

  70. jay thompson on October 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  71. CAROL TAGGART on October 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Michael was a sweet person from the time he was a little boy. He and Jen and Stephen grew up together giving their grandmother a hard time while babysitting them, but she loved every minute of it and wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to watch them. He will be missed by his whole family and extended family for the soft-hearted man he grew up to be. There are no words that can comfort Susan, Cheyenne and Zane, except to know that they were loved and cared about by Mike from the time each of them was born. Rest in peace, Michael. We will miss you. Aunt, Carol

  72. Tabitha Jones on October 11, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I’m so sorry for the families loss. He was an amazing person and officer. He helped and changed so many peoples lives. My family will miss him

  73. Jerry lynch on October 11, 2017 at 10:14 am

    My deepest condolences for the family

  74. Curtis Edde on October 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Rest In Peace Brother!

  75. June Nixon on October 12, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I never met Mike but I could see through pictures and posts how extremely loved he was and how much love he gave. Some people never have love like that in their lives, it’s such a blessing you all had that but sadly and tragically for such a short time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and wish I could send you even more strength to get you through this time. I am deeply sorry this happened.

  76. Dale Miller on October 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    A man that could always be counted no matter what the situation was. If he called you friend there was nothing left that needed to be said. He would always be there for you. A sad day and a hell of loss.

  77. Koni Reese on October 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Mike and it broke my heart to hear the sad news that he was taken from you and your family so soon. I think of you daily and hope your pain will become less as you know that he loved God and is in heaven.
    Our deepest condolences,
    Love you, my friend!

  78. Richard Sinnett on October 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Very sad news, sorry for your loss Susan and family

  79. Joyce Boeschen on October 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Mike, I will truly miss you my friend! I am praying for your loved ones at this time of loss.

  80. Richard Musgrave on October 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    So sorry to hear this I lived working with Mike the short time he was with my dept. Mike will be missed by many. RIP BROTHER

  81. Randy poletis on November 23, 2017 at 7:25 am

    God Bless Mike we were friends for years. So sorry to learn of his passing had lots of good conversations. Hang Tuff Robin..!! Randy

  82. Delores Vickers on January 7, 2020 at 8:17 am

    My deepest sympathy to the whole family. I just learned of Mike’s passing today. I am so sorry. We knew Mike and Steve since they were little boys, and our sons spent time with them as they grew up. They were on some of those teams together. Mike was a wonderful young man, and I know he is greatly missed by all who knew an loved him. Looking forward to seeing him one of these days in heaven.

  83. Paul Edward Smith on June 16, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Mike you are very well miss you where my boss at lawco security Patrol you was a great boss and friend I always thought of you as my brother I’m sorry for ever one that love’s mike for his passing mike was always there for me

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