Corporal Eugene Cole was shot and killed along Route 2, in Norridgewock, by a subject who was out on bond for a previous weapons charge.
The subject shot Corporal Cole then stole his fully marked patrol car between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. He drove the cruiser to a nearby store and robbed it, before fleeing again. He abandoned the patrol car, fled on foot, and remains at large.
Corporal Cole had served with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years. He is survived by his son, who also serves with the agency.