Tour: 19 years
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 10/6/1996
Paul Lawrence ColeIngham County Sheriff's Office, Michigan
End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 1996
Sergeant Paul Cole was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving a weapon.
As he responded to the scene a herd of deer ran into the roadway in front of him. He swerved to avoid the deer, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree.
Sergeant Cole had served with the Ingham County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.