Deputy Sheriff G. T. Cole

Deputy Sheriff G. T. Cole

McCurtain County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 1917

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G. T. Cole

Deputy Cole was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a U.S. Army deserter from Camp Travis, Texas. The suspect, living in a tent behind his father's house, initially cooperated with Deputy Cole but suddenly grabbed his service revolver from and shot him in the stomach.

The suspect was convicted of murder three weeks later and sentenced to life. He was paroled on December 24, 1926.

Deputy Cole had been with the agency and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's weapon
  • Offender Parolred in 1926

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 22, 2012

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