Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr.

Investigator Timothy Dale Cole, Sr.

Comanche County District Attorney's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Timothy Dale Cole, Sr.

Investigator Tim Cole succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on June 18th, 2007, while attempting to serve a high-risk search warrant at a condominium at 2802 NE 9th Street in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Investigator Cole was assigned to the Comanche County Drug Task Force and was assisting members of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in serving the warrant at approximately 6:40 am. The subject had sold methamphetamine to undercover agents on two occasions was known to be armed.

As agents attempted to breach the door the man opened fire from inside, shooting through the door and striking Investigator Cole and an OBN agent. Other agents returned fired and killed the subject.

Investigator Cole suffered a spinal cord injury that rendered him a paraplegic. His health continued to deteriorate and he died from complications of his wounds on August 4th, 2018.

Investigator Cole is survived by his wife, three children, eight grandchildren, parents, and three siblings.

Bio

  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 18, 2007
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

narcotics, search warrant

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Timothy died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the line of duty in 2007.

To the Cole family, fellow officers, and all who call Timothy beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that as the first anniversary of your loved one's untimely death passed, that you continued to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Investigator Cole gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 4, 2018.

Phyllis Loya
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September 10, 2019

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