Virtual event honors Cpl. Eugene Cole on 2nd anniversary of his death

Communities around the state are remembering Corporal Eugene Cole.Cpl. Cole was killed in the line of duty two years ago Saturday.Around 3,600 people attended his funeral, making it one of the largest in state history.Norridgewock designated April 25 as “Corporal Eugene Cole Day,” in his memory. A virtual event to honor Cole was held Saturday morning due to the coronavirus outbreak in the state.Cole’s wife and his family shared memories and expressed their grief during the live event on Facebook.During the ceremony, Cole’s family surprised Aaron Gordon, with Redington-Fairview General Hospital naming him the first recipient of the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Scholarship.Cole’s family plans to make this an annual scholarhsip.

Communities around the state are remembering Corporal Eugene Cole.

Cpl. Cole was killed in the line of duty two years ago Saturday.

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Around 3,600 people attended his funeral, making it one of the largest in state history.

Norridgewock designated April 25 as “Corporal Eugene Cole Day,” in his memory.

A virtual event to honor Cole was held Saturday morning due to the coronavirus outbreak in the state.

Cole’s wife and his family shared memories and expressed their grief during the live event on Facebook.

During the ceremony, Cole’s family surprised Aaron Gordon, with Redington-Fairview General Hospital naming him the first recipient of the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Scholarship.

Cole’s family plans to make this an annual scholarhsip.