Funeral Service for Retired OPSO Chief Deputy Ray Cook

Retired Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Thomas Ray Cook passed away March 11, 2023 after a lengthy illness.

Ray was a 29-year veteran of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was employed in the Patrol Division 1971, later transferring to the Civil Division for several years before being promoted to Chief Deputy in 1996 until he retired in 2000. Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Methodist Church on Glenwood Drive in West Monroe. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  Please keep his family and friends in your prayers during this time.