Deputy Sheriff Fred Cole

Deputy Sheriff Fred Cole

Magoffin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 22, 1930

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Fred Cole

Deputy Sheriff Fred Cole succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to make an arrest of a drunk and disorderly subject in Carver, Kentucky. He was taken to a hospital in Paintsville where he died the following day.

In March of 1933 the suspect was apprehended in Jasper County, Indiana, after he was caught for stealing several sets of harness from local farmers. He was returned to Magoffin County and jailed for Deputy Cole's murder.

Deputy Cole was survived by his wife, mother, and two siblings. He was also predeceased by two siblings.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 21, 1930
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended in 1933

DIP, disorderly

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91st anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 12, 2021

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