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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Ernest E. Cole of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 3, 2021

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