ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) - According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, Deputy Carril J. Cooks was killed in a motorcycle crash while off duty on June 30, 2013.
Cooks was a six year veteran of the Sheriff's Office. He was 46 years old.
Sheriff Mark Hebert writes that "this is a sad time for the men and women of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.""Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the Cooks family. We stand ready to assist them and his many friends in any way we can."
"With three years prior experience in law enforcement, Cooks began his career at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office as a road deputy in 2007. He moved into the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division in 2009. In addition to his position as a narcotics detective, Cooks also served as a member of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and worked as a training instructor in our academy. His dedication to service and the security of our community will continue on through those he worked with and taught."