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Reserve Officer Lester H. Cole | Palo Alto Police Department, California Palo Alto Police Department, California

Reserve Officer

Lester H. Cole

Palo Alto Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, January 31, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 14 years

Badge # R-9

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 1/31/1969

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Reserve Officer Lester Cole was laying flares at an accident scene when he was struck and killed by the driver of an automobile. The driver reported he never saw the officer.

Officer Cole was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marines. He had served as a reserve officer with the Palo Alto Police Department for 14 years and was survived by his wife and children.

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My Dad was also a Navel Officer, LTJG, during the occupation of Japan. He Also served in The Merchant Marines. I am so proud of him. He has always served humanity. Love You Dad!

SGT United States Army Charles A. Cole
Son. Living in Colorado with my wife Robin.
January 31, 2013

 

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