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Patrolman Ernest E. Cole | Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

Patrolman

Ernest E. Cole

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, October 3, 1964

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 9 months

Badge # 122/277

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Ernest Cole was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to direct traffic around a multiple car pileup. The incident occurred in dense fog on I-75 in Butler County.

Patrolman Cole was a military veteran and was stationed at the Dayton Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife, child, and parents.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
September 7, 2013

 

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