Cook was shot in the face and chest late Saturday night. Since then, the community support has been overwhelming.
Shortly after the shooting, a GoFundMe page was created. By Wednesday morning, it had half of its $10,000 goal.
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Then there's the "Team Cook" T-shirts. Proceeds from those sales will go to the family.
The woman behind many of the support efforts is family friend Lindsay Holt. She's also a dispatcher. Holt hears the horrific calls and now she's answering another to support Cook.
“Officer Down” is a call, dispatcher Lindsay Holt never wants to hear. While she didn’t take this weekend’s call about her friend Deputy James Eric Cook, she’s now answering the call to help coordinate support for his family while he recovers. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/nwmYvXOKWD— Morgan Norwood (@MorganABC11) April 18, 2018
"A lot of people don't think about his wife is going to miss time from work. There's a lot of travel expenses back and forth from the hospital. There's food expenses," Holt said. "Things like that, that when things like this come up, you just don't think about."
In Spout Springs, Wing Company and Dunkin Donuts are holding fundraisers this weekend with proceeds going back to the Cook family.