Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Charles Dennis Cole, Jr.

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 14, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles Dennis Cole, Jr.

Miss you Charlie. RIP brother.

LT Adam Scheiner (ret)

August 14, 2021

Officer Cole,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nassau County and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 14, 2021

May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Second Squad NCPD

August 14, 2021

God bless you

Nick mottola

August 14, 2020

One of the many amazing men and women who gave of themselves sieflessly and heroically that day and the nuemrous days that followed. Rest in peace knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

We will remember Officer Cole along with the others at our 19th year memorial 9/11 Blue Mass service in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Sunday September 8, 2019.

Det. Sgt. (Ret.) Louis J. Savini

August 14, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

I can never forget you.....we had some fun when cops could be cops! Charlie you were a great cop....

Retired P.O. Tina Swanno

March 23, 2018

Another year in Heaven my brother. Many of us who were also there are still here. But no one knows for how long. I want to thank you for your service, a continued blessing to your loving family, and, may you watch over them and all your members of your department.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 14, 2017


Rest in peace brother. I will forever be deeply saddened at your passing. It was my honor to have worked with you in the 7th Pct. all those years ago. I will keep you and your family in my prayers always.

Detective Wilson Marrero

September 5, 2016

Charlie was a great PO to work with. I worked with him on the street and at CTS. RIP Charlie.

P.O. Vincent Monaco

August 15, 2016

You could always depend on Charlie to be "right there" and ready to help his fellow cops..........besides being a practical joker!

One afternoon while myself and the funeral detail were practicing for a LOD funeral, Charlie, unbeknownst to any of us, placed "Buster" (150 lb dummy) inside the practice casket.

After finishing our practice marching cadence in the truck bay, we readied ourselves to lift the casket in unison to hoist onto our shoulders.

No sooner did I give the command to lift the casket; the bottom, Buster and the rest of the casket went flying in pieces as it collapsed all around itself and crashed to the floor!

Standing in disbelief while viewing the carnage, I gazed around only to see Charlie seated on the "bus stop" bench snickering and holding his boisterous laughter under his breath.

Processing what had happened, I finally identified the culprit who had "booby trapped" our casket........CHARLIE !!!

We all laughed for a good 5 minutes trying to put "humpty-dumpty" back together again.

Rest in Peace Brother.......

PO Dave Chiaro

August 14, 2016

My prayers and thoughts go with Officer Cole and his family. May God rest his soul.

Det. Sgt. Louis J. Savini (Retired)

August 14, 2016

Charlie was always upbeat and wonderful to be around, we have suffered a great loss then. Be happy in heaven

PO W. McKenna
Ncpd, HPB, MCSU.

August 14, 2016

When I saw this page my heart sank. I knew you when we were first on the job in Nassau and I had already retired so never knew what you had done at Ground Zero. Your love of being a cop was contagious back then and I can only imagine how you must have been first to want to get to Ground Zero to help. You gave your life to this job and I will never forget you!!

Tina Swanno, Police Officer, Retired
Nassau County Police Department

September 9, 2015

On the anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice, and being a brother NCPD officer of Officer Cole, I salute and remember the time you served. A service distinction. In remembrance.

Detective Jeffrey Schilling
NassauCounty Police Department

August 17, 2015

Officer Cole,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nassau County and our Country as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 14, 2015

Police Officer Charles D COLE JR. ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.
God Bless You

another grateful citizen

August 14, 2015

RIP Officer Cole...I did not hear of your passing till now and I am retired NCPD...we worked together for a short time and am heartbroken that you left too soon. I will always keep you and your family in my prayers.

Police Officer -- retired
Nassau County PD

September 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD, Brother in Blue

March 26, 2014

Charlie, thanks for teaching me, respecting me, rescuing me when I could not always complete the rescue alone.
Thanks for being a friend.

A.M.T. Scott Cohen
Nassau County Police Department

August 15, 2013

Charlie I am glad to have known you and shared part of your life. RIP brother.

Sgt. Clifford Burke
Nassau County Police

August 15, 2013


I remember in January of 1992, when I joined the North Patchogue Fire Department as a volunteer, you were my Lieutenant. You taught me things early on that led to my working in the fire and EMS service in New York for fourteen years. Some of the things I learned from you, I used on September 11th when we both responded with different agencies to the World Trade Center. The things you taught me early on in my career made differences in the lives of others over those fourteen years. I still use what you taught me to this very day in my career as a Florida State Trooper. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking me under your wing when I was a stubborn kid and thought I knew everything. I know I drove you to the point of insanity sometimes, but I appreciate you putting up with me. I want you to know that I looked up to you, because you accomplished the three things I always wanted to be, a Firefighter, an EMS worker and a Law Enforcement Officer. Like you, I’ve accomplished that.

I would like to ask that you watch over me when I’m working and keep me safe from harm like you did 21 years ago.

Rest in peace, Charlie, I’ll never forget you.

Trooper Specialist Peter C. Hooker
Florida Highway Patrol Troop-K Orlando

August 15, 2013

Thank you Officer Cole, for your service to the people of Nassau County and thank you to the Cole family for letting Charlie be a part of our lives for so long. His dedication will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace

PO Michael Collins (ret)
Nassau County Police Dept

August 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. We will never forget any of our 9/11 heroes.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 21, 2013

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