Tribal Police Officer Dies

February 28, 2011 –

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MAYETTA:  Steven J. Cook, 43, an officer with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Police Department, died last night of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death that occurred at his home near 142 and N Road around 7:15 p.m.

Cook had been with the Tribal Police Department since 2006 and was a Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation tribal member.   He is survived by his parents, wife, two children and a grandson.

Funeral services are still pending at this time.