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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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Ernest E. Cole Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Saturday, October 3, 1964

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police
October 3, 2017

 

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