The youngest sister of slain Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole said she was relieved that suspected killer John D. Williams had been found alive Saturday afternoon, but is far from being able to forgive him.
“It’s just a sigh of relief. After I heard he’d been caught, I could breathe,” Sirois said after learning that Williams had been apprehended. But it pales in comparison to the depth of pain over the loss of her brother. “It’s just amazingly painful,” she said.
“God says to forgive, so I know I need to. At this point, I don’t know,” she said. “He stole this man’s life. He stole my mom’s little boy, he stole my sister-in-law’s love of her life, stole his children’s daddy, and he stole the grandkids’ Bampie.”
After learning the news of Cole’s death earlier this week, Sirois said her mother, Gloria Cole, had a minor heart attack on Friday and was taken to the hospital. Cole is Gloria’s third child to die, said Sirois, who has one remaining brother, Tom Cole.