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.
We extend our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Investigator Timothy Cole, Sr. of the Comanche County (OK) District Attorney’s Officer. Inv. Cole passed away on August 4, 2018, after being shot in June 2007, while attempting to arrest a narcotics violator. pic.twitter.com/MQmWhR2D70
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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.