Thomas W. Cottrell Jr.
DANVILLE: Officer Thomas W. (Tommy) Cottrell Jr., age 34, passed away on January 17, 2016 in Danville, Ohio in the line of duty. He was born August 22, 1981 in Newark, Ohio. He was a 2000 graduate of Newark High School and received his degree in Criminal Justice from COTC in 2002. After graduation Tommy began his career in law enforcement.
Tommy is survived by life partner Tanya Rayburn; loving mother Melissa Osborn of Ohio; daughters Courtney, Brooklyn and Alycia Cottrell; step sons Cody and Trevor Elliott; sister Nicole (Donald) Kohlmier of GA and nephew Luca; maternal grandmother Linda Thwaits as well as many friends. Tommy was preceded in death by his grandfather Thomas Thwaits.
Funeral services for Officer Cottrell will be held on the campus of OSU/COTC - Adena Hall, Newark 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 23, 2016. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends and acquaintances 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friday at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N 21st Street, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in the name of Tom Cottrell Jr. for a COTC Scholarship Fund for those involved in law enforcement is being established C/O First Knox Bank.
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Published by Advocate on Jan. 21, 2016.