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Cook County mourns death of school resource deputy

Sheriff's office confirmed death Monday night
Posted at 10:09 PM, Oct 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-06 14:40:22-04

COOK COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Neighbors in Cook County are mourning the loss of a school resource deputy. Monday night, the Cook County Sheriff's Office confirmed Captain Terry Arnold had died.

Cook High School made a post on social media late Monday evening acknowledging Arnold's death. They wrote in part, "We are saddened by the passing of our very own SRO, Captain Terry Arnold. Captain Arnold loved CHS and all of the students here. He loved to laugh, cook for everyone, joke around and help any student who needed it. He had a heart of gold and will truly be missed."

According to a Facebook post by the Cook County Fire Department, Captain Arnold suffered an apparent fatal heart attack after dispersing a fight between two students at Cook County High School.

"Captain Arnold, with the assistance of school administration, had taken a juvenile involved in the fight into custody and was exiting the main entrance of the school when he collapsed. School medical personnel and responding backup immediately rendered aid until the arrival of emergency medical services. Captain Arnold was transported to South Georgia Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later," the post states.