STATEWIDE – It’s been almost a year since Somerset County Sheriff’s Corporal Eugene Cole was killed in the line of duty.
Now, an album that honors the fallen hero, while helping his family, will be for sale soon.
Eugene’s brother, Tom, says they played music together for years and were even in a band.
He says music producer and Madison native, Tony Mantor, reached out, inviting him and other members of the family to Nashville to record some of the music written by Eugene.
“The awesome thing about it all is that Tony, his heart was to help Sheryl out.” Tom said. “You see, Eugene is supporting her even after all this and all the proceeds from this is going to be donated to Sheryl.”
Sheryl is Eugene’s wife of 41 years
Tom says she fully supports the album.
“It was always a dream of his to have his songs recorded, especially in Nashville” Tom said.
The Maine Association of Police has been helping the family sell and promote the album.
The group’s Executive Director, Paul Gaspar says they’re hoping to sell at least 500 of them.
“Whether I know you or not, you’re family to me because of that and because of what you take on as a law enforcement officer” Gaspar said. “For us there was no questioning of should we do it. It’ll just be how?”
DVD’s including interviews with Corporal Cole’s family and musicians from the album are also available.
If you’re interested in purchasing the CD or DVD you can contact the Cole family or the Maine Association of Police.