After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force Ron became a Federal Police Officer. He distinguished himself quickly both academically and professional as he maintained superior test scores, keeping in the top ten percent of the class, and a perfect firearms qualifications. Ron graduated the police academy and was awarded the pistol marksmanship award for highest pistol score which, in turn, was a record setting perfect score for the academy. As the only Air Force Veteran among a crowd of Navy, Marine, and Army veterans this was a welcomed surprise to his peers. After graduation Officer Cooke completed his tour of duty at Camp Pendleton Marine Base, CA initiating and assisting in numerous emergent and non-emergent calls to include medical responses, physical altercations, robbery, and aggravated assault.