Patrolman Ernest E. Cole

Patrolman Ernest E. Cole

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, October 3, 1964

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Ernest E. Cole

Patrolman Ernest Cole was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to direct traffic around a multiple car pileup. The incident occurred in dense fog on I-75 in Butler County.

Patrolman Cole was a military veteran and was stationed at the Dayton Post at the time of the incident. He was survived by his wife, child, and parents.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 122/277

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

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