9-1-1 & Public Safety Division

Community Mourns Loss of Roy Cole, Public Safety Dispatcher, City of the Village

Robin Murray 9-1-1 Institute Programs Manager

5 November 2018

Roy Cole, a Public Safety Dispatcher with The City of the Village, passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2018, at the age of 62. Roy worked for The Village for nine years. 

Nicole Braden, Roy’s supervisor, said Roy was a very special man and his passing has left a hole in their police department. “No matter what, he could always put a smile on your face,” Nicole said.  “And he always had witty comebacks. He would say something sarcastic in a fun way and I would go back at him.

“We could poke at each other in good fun, and I would always chuckle. I don’t think there was ever a shift where I did not laugh with Roy.”

Nicole said Roy always had time to make people laugh. And he never met a stranger. “He was nice to everyone,” she said. “He was a voracious reader. He brought a newspaper to work every day and would read it aloud to his co-workers, even the comics.

“Roy loved old cars and he never missed an Alice Cooper concert in Oklahoma.”

Roy thought of The Village as his second family. He told his wife before his passing that when he died, he wanted to be buried in his Police Department uniform. His wife honored his wishes.

Everyone at ACOG sends our heartfelt condolences to Roy’s family and co-workers at The City of the Village.

You made a difference, Roy!

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