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Corporal Eugene Cole

Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Reflections for Corporal Eugene Cole

Rest In Peace Corporal Cole

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC

April 26, 2018

RIP Sir. May God St Michael and all the angels welcome you home. May God bless your family blood and blue, and may his justice be swift and terrible. Though we never met you likely passed me in the area as you kept watch over us. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest now Hero we have the watch.

Deputy Tommy Blyth
Newport News Va Sheriffs Office

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

April 25, 2018

RIP SIR

Msgt. Brian Daigle (Retired)
Louisiana DOC

April 25, 2018

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

Author Unknown

E.C. Proft Cheif Deputy (retired)
ICSO

April 25, 2018

My thoughts, and prayers go out to the family of Cpl Cole, the Somerset County Sheriffs Department. This truly hits very close to home, and I find myself feeling numb. The Law Enforcement in this state is very close, and it feels like loosing a brother. Rest easy, we have it from here.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

C/O Jared Blake
Lisbon Police Department, Lisbon Maine

April 25, 2018

My condolences to the entire Somerset County Sheriff's Department and to the entire family of Corporal Eugene Cole on this tragedy that has happened. This another line of duty death that has hit all of law enforcement. I have been seeing just about all the posts there and it is hitting television news like wild fire.

Bradford Paulson
Observer

April 25, 2018

Thinking of Deputy Cole and his family tonight and of the future and safety of all the brave men and women of the extraordinary Maine law enforcement community

Chief Bill Baker
Foxboro Ma PD

April 25, 2018

It just saddens me to learn of yet another officer lost his life today. God Speed to you Officer Cole, and to your son and department may they find the faith, and courage to get past this horrible tradery. Many prayers sent from California and healing light...With respects always, you will not be forgotten.

Susan Johnson
Retired Police Dispatcher CA & WA states

April 25, 2018

RIP Brother

Patrolman Nick Woodbury
Lynn Police Department

April 25, 2018

Rest easy Brother,

T word
Former LEO Maine

April 25, 2018

Cole family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Corporal Cole thank you for your service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

April 25, 2018

Corporal Eugene Cole my fellow brother in blue you made the ultimate sacrifice may God bless you and your entire family

Ret. Detective Ronald Licciardi
NEW York City Police Department

April 25, 2018

A Prayer for Corporal Eugene Cole:

Lord God, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Corporal Eugene Cole, of the Somerset County, Maine Sheriff’s Office, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our life, may Corporal Eugene Cole live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen

We have your patrol from here, Corporal Eugene Cole. Rest easy, our Brother-in-Blue, you are now in the hands of the Lord God.

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, M.S.B.S.
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry of the Gospel”
Merrimack, NH 03054
An Independent Christian Global Outreach Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, M.S.B.S.
Merrimack, NH Police Department

April 25, 2018

All give some, some give all, Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers. Bless all LEO brothers and sisters and protect them.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 25, 2018

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF SOMERSET COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, CORPORAL EUGENE COLE.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Sheriff’s Corporal of Deputies.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest. Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers,College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMLIY, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired, then who will?
CORPORAL COLE
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Somerset County in the State of Maine with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.................................. Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, “LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW.”
FINAL CALL
Corporal Cole status.............................Corporal Cole status............................Corporal Cole status..................................
Attention All Units....................Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Corporal Eugene Cole having served the citizens of Somerset County in the State of Maine with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest In Peace my fallen BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

April 25, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

April 25, 2018

Rest in Peace Corporal Cole and my condolences to your family. Thank you for your service.

Officer Jason M McClure
Kennebunk (ME) Police Department

April 25, 2018

RIP Brother. God Bless...

OFC Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.

April 25, 2018

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF CORPORAL COLE, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF CORPORAL COLE .OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Ret Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

April 25, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 25, 2018

Final Salute Corporal Cole. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

April 25, 2018

Rest Easy Sir you gave all

Correctional officer Braiden Christy
Florida Dept of Corrections

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Sir. We have the watch.

Syracuse, NY Police Officer Nancy Simiel
Syracuse NY PD

April 25, 2018

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