Man who shot, killed Oregon State Parks ranger in 1999 dies in prison
SALEM, Ore. – The man sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an Oregon State Parks ranger in Tillamook County in 1999 has died in prison. Larry Gene Cole died Monday morning. He was 75. Cole was 52 years old when he was arrested in April 1999 in the death of Ranger Danny Blumenthal, 50, at Oswald West State Park. Ranger Jack Kerwin survived being shot in the jaw.