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Since our founding in 1984 when Officer James Johnson, East Lansing Police Department, was killed in the line of duty, other Police Officers and Firefighters from Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties have given their lives for us.  We will be forever grateful for the sacrifice they and their families have made.


Each member of the Hundred Club of Greater Lansing contributes annual dues of one hundred dollars.  This money is used to provide immediate assistance to the families of police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty within Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.  We provide long-term support to surviving families.

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Age: 40

Tour: 19 years

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 10/6/1996

 

Sergeant

Paul Lawrence Cole

Ingham 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.