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VIDEO: Police Department honors Officer Cole

Original post made on Jan 31, 2013

A special graveside memorial service was held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. to honor former Palo Alto Police Officer Lester Cole, a reserve officer who died in the line of duty 44 years ago to the day. Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 1, 2013, 2:56 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by moi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 31, 2013 at 10:54 am

To the family and friends of Officer Cole,

Although I cannot join your gathering, I want you to know that I'm sorry you lost someone very special to you.

He was serving our community, and we should all be appreciative.


Posted by over it, a resident of Meadow Park
on Feb 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by maditalian_1492, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Police officers and firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect the public at large. I had a relative who was a deputy sheriff who often spoke of the things he saw on duty. The average citizen would never see or even begin to fathom.

I thank the stars that there are men and women out there doing a job that you seem to under-appreciate. I couldn't do what they have to do.


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