Reserve Officer Lester H. Cole

Reserve Officer Lester H. Cole

Palo Alto Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1969

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Lester H. Cole

Reserve Officer Lester Cole was laying flares at an accident scene when he was struck and killed by the driver of an automobile. The driver reported he never saw the officer.

Officer Cole was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Merchant Marines. He had served as a reserve officer with the Palo Alto Police Department for 14 years and was survived by his wife and children.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge R-9
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Officer Cole,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN and USMM. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 31, 2019

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