Ex-cop shows up to court for deadly DUI wearing “Dysfunctional Veteran” shirt

Stephen Cook, a former police officer who resigned in 2007, appears in court for intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault with vehicle. (Screenshots from KTRK video below)

A former police officer who killed a woman in a vehicle crash appeared in court wearing a t-shirt speaking out against the VA.

45-year-old ex-cop Stephen Alan Cook -who admitted to drinking ten beers before getting in the deadly crash that killed a woman in front of her grandchildren- appeared at his trial last week in Harris County, Texas, wearing a shirt created by the Dysfunctional Veterans website that said “The VA: Giving veterans a second chance to die for their country since 1930.”

While it is unknown whether or not Cook is a veteran, his attire choice for his court date was viewed by a local media outlet as “politically-charged.”

Police investigators said a mother and her two kids had run out of fuel and that the mother called her mother-in-law for help. While they were re-fueling the vehicle, a nearby Cook lost control and slammed his car into them, pinning the mother-in-law -62-year-old Evelyn Brown- between two vehicles. She later died at a local hospital. Two others were injured in the incident.

The prosecutor said in court, “He stated that he had drank 10 Bud Lights between 8am and 6pm.”

Brown’s sister reports that Brown had sacrificed her life to save her granddaughter, jumping in front of her before getting hit.

This is not the first time Cook was charged from driving while under the influence of alcohol. In 2012, he was convicted of DWI in Fort Bend County.

The former Missouri City, Texas cop who resigned in 2007, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault with vehicle. His bond was set at $150,000.

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