Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Michael L. Cole

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 1991

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Michael L. Cole

Deputy Sheriff Cole,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Dorado County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2021

I miss you every day, brother Mike.

It was us against the world for so many years ... before we found our wonderful families. This morning I remembered you calling out “Doe,” looking for me in our backyard in New Mexico; you were two years old and I was four.

In two days it will be 29 years. Rest In Peace.

Joe Cole
Santa Barbara, California

February 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 26, 2018

26 years ago our lives were forever changed. Mike was a wonderful husband and an amazing Dad to our 3 boys. He was so often described as a great big teddy bear by our friends. He loved being a police officer and being able to help others. This year has been a difficult one as our youngest son passed away. I know the 2 of them are together in heaven but we miss them both so much. You are forever in our hearts.

Lori Cole-Owens

February 28, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 10, 2016

Mike, I remember when you served and protected in this life and now you are serving and protecting with wings on your back.
I only got to work with you for about a year, but I do remember you as a great person to be around.
Thank you for your service here and up above...

correctional officer annette chavez
el dorado co. sheriff's dept, retired

August 27, 2013

Thanks for your services.


February 25, 2012

Deputy Cole,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Dorado County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 26, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Cole. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

I worked with you at Oxnard Police Department when I was an Explorer Scout. Thanks for helping me along the way, you were always such a kick. You are missed.
Thank you again.

Officer Mike Cosens
Idaho Falls Police Department

July 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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.

I am sure you are enormously proud of your son following in your career footsteps.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 26, 2009

May you be with me as I follow in your footsteps. I miss you every day.

Officer Greggory Cole
Aspen Police Department

December 9, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Deputy Cole, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

February 26, 2008



February 20, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 25, 2007

May you rest in peace.

March 9, 2007

God bless you and your family.

St. Louis City Police

June 5, 2004

I was an Oxnard Police,CA police officer for 7 years before I left in 1996. Mike had been with the Oxnard Police Dept. for 10 years when he left in late 1990. He and I worked briefly together so I didn't know him very well. But, I can say this, Mike survived 10 dangerous years at the OPD and decided he'd move into Northern California to give his family a better life. He'd been gone just 6 months before he was killed. His death shook the OPD and I remember how so many officers took it so hard when they heard the news. Many of our officers went north to Eldorado County for his funeral service. Mike is still missed and a picture of him with his aiplane hangs on the walls of the department with the inscription, "remember the good times". We will always remember you Mike, rest in peace.


Dave Hawtin
Brentwood Police Dept. TN

Traffic Inv. David Hawtin
Brentwood Police Dept. TN

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