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Patrolman Jasper H. Cole | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Jasper H. Cole

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 10, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 1692

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Jasper H. Cole, of the Des Plaines Street Station, was accidentally shot and killed when reaching for another officer’s revolver.

Patrolman Cole and a fellow officer were having a conversation about a recent case whereupon the fellow officer demonstrated the location the assailant had his revolver.

Patrolman Cole then asked to see the weapon. As he reached into the officer’s pocket to remove the weapon, the other officer’s hand was also in his pocket. The revolver accidentally discharged. The bullet struck Patrolman Cole in his right eye and lodged in the back of his head.

The wounded officer collapsed to the floor unconscious. Patrolman Cole was carried into the drill room. He did not regain consciousness and died a few minutes before 6:00 p.m.

Patrolman Jasper Cole was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cole. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 30, 2012

 

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