Deputy Sheriff Charles M. Cole

Deputy Sheriff Charles M. Cole

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1894

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Charles M. Cole

Deputy Cole and Deputy James Smith were shot and killed while attempting to serve warrants on a father and son involved in a previous murder. When the two deputies approached the family's home the suspects opened fire, killing both deputies. The previous murder was at the strike where Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff B. W. Pearce was killed on July 15.

Both suspects fled into nearby hills where the father was located by a posse. He was later tried for murder and acquitted. The son gave himself up to the Birmingham Police on May 7, 1897.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 126th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

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