Deputy Sheriff Wesley Green Cole

Deputy Sheriff Wesley Green Cole

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, June 9, 1972

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Wesley Green Cole

Deputy Sheriff Wesley Cole was shot and killed after he responded to a call of a man breaking into automobiles in the parking lot of an upscale hotel at the interchange of I-44 and Peoria Avenue.

Deputy Cole was working a secondary security job at the hotel when hew as notified that somebody was rummaging through cars. When Deputy Cole asked the man for identification the man pulled out a .25 caliber handgun and opened fire. Deputy Cole was able to return fire with his revolver. Both men emptied their weapons in the shootout and both were fatally wounded.

Deputy Cole was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

larceny, secondary employment

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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June 9, 2015

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