Town Sergeant L. D. Cole

Town Sergeant L. D. Cole

Burkeville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, November 28, 1936

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L. D. Cole

Town Sergeant L.D. Cole was shot and killed while pursuing two suspects on Main Street. He had arrested the two men after responding to a disturbance at a local restaurant. After arresting the two, he took them to a business owned by the Justice of the Peace.

Once inside, the two men suddenly fled with Town Sergeant Cole in pursuit. Shots were exchanged during the pursuit and Town Sergeant Cole and one of the suspects were killed. The suspect who was killed was found with a gun used to murder a restaurant owner two years earlier.

Town Sergeant Cole was survived by his wife, six children, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

disturbance, foot pursuit

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2011

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