Fallen

In Memoriam Investigator Timothy Dale Cole Sr.

(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

District Attorney Fred Smith, of the Comanche County District Attorney’s Office in Oklahoma sadly reports the death of Investigator Timothy Cole.

Investigator Cole, 61, was shot during the execution of a high risk search warrant at a suspected drug house during a narcotics investigation in 2007. He was assigned to the County Drug Task Force at the time and was assisting members of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in serving the warrant.

As uniformed officers announced their presence and forcibly entered the residence, the suspect commenced firing a weapon at the officers through the door. Cole and another officer were struck by the suspect’s gunfire. Other officers returned fire killing the suspect.

Cole survived the gunshot wound. However, he sustained a spinal cord injury and was left a paraplegic. His health deteriorated over the years and he finally succumbed to complications from the gunshot wound.

Pierce County deputy

Timothy Cole is survived by his wife, three children, eight grandchildren, parents and siblings.

Investigator Timothy Cole is gone, but will never be forgotten.

EOW: Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Timothy Cole
(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)

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Patrick Sharkey

Pat Sharkey earned an associate's Degree at Kellogg Community College and was hired by the Battle Creek Township Police Department as a dispatcher. Pat was then hired by the Michigan State Police and was initially assigned to the Capitol Security Detail. Eight years later, he attended the 98th Trooper Recruit School. Pat served as a trooper for the remainder of his career serving at State Police Posts in Erie, Sandusky, Northville, Flat Rock, Bridgeport, Ypsilanti, and Caro areas of Michigan. He attended Michigan State University’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Program and was certified as an expert witness in several Michigan courts. Pat retired in 2010 after 35 years of public service. He is a correspondent for Law Enforcement Today and enjoys hunting, target shooting, and (most of all) sailing.

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