Deputy Sheriff Michael L. Cole

Deputy Sheriff Michael L. Cole

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 1991

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Michael L. Cole

Deputy Sheriff Michael Cole was killed while responding to a call involving livestock on the road.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on Pleasant Valley Road near El Dorado Street. It is believed that the improper placement of equipment in the patrol car interfered with the proper operation of the vehicle, contributing to the crash.

Deputy Cole had served with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office for one year and had previously served with the Oxnard Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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I miss you every day, brother Mike.

It was us against the world for so many years ... before we found our wonderful families. This morning I remembered you calling out “Doe,” looking for me in our backyard in New Mexico; you were two years old and I was four.

In two days it will be 29 years. Rest In Peace.

Joe Cole
Santa Barbara, California

February 24, 2020

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