February 28, 2011 –
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.