Corporal Eugene Philip Cole

Corporal Eugene Philip Cole

Somerset County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Eugene Philip Cole

Corporal Eugene Cole was shot and killed along Route 2, in Norridgewock, by a suspect who was out on bond for a previous weapons charge.

The suspect shot Corporal Cole and then stole his fully-marked patrol car between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. He drove the cruiser to a nearby store and robbed it, before fleeing again. He then abandoned the patrol car nearby and fled on foot. After a four-day manhunt in the area, the 29-year-old suspect was apprehended.

Corporal Cole, a U.S. Army veteran, served with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife of 41 years and four sons, one of whom also serves with the agency.

Bio

  • Age 61
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1312
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Corporal Cole, I was at your funeral service in Bangor. It was my first funeral and it was beautiful. I shed tears as I stood during the moment of silence and looked around. Before the funeral I knew that Law Enforcement was close but I had no idea how close they really were. This was the moment I truly began to view Law Enforcement as my second family and for that I am forever in your debt.

Liam Mahar
Son of a officer

June 2, 2020

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