Former EMS SRO, Butte Police Department

Cole Conway is a second-generation police officer, native, and lifelong resident of Butte, Montana. He attended Butte Schools and graduated in 2008. In high school he was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and track. Cole became a police officer in Butte in 2014, graduating from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in 2015. In 2020, Cole was assigned the duties of the Student Resource Officer for the Butte School District and completed National Student Resource Officer training. His office was housed at East Middle School, but his work encompassed all of the elementary schools in Butte. During his tenure at East Middle School, the school underwent a complete remodel in which significant safety and security features were brought to East Middle School. Cole was an essential member of the team that trained the staff, administration, and his colleagues on the force, in the safety features that were the center piece of the renovation project. Cole was also an instrumental member of the active shooter training team in the Butte School District. Cole was promoted to the position of Detective in 2023 and, even though his office and his job has changed, he continues to be a reliable resource for the Butte School District on matters of safety concern. Cole is married to Taelor Conway, an elementary school teacher in the Butte School District. Together, they have two great sons in Noah, age 5, and Cooper, age 3. In his spare time, Cole spends his time as a t-ball coach, and as a volunteer football coach at Butte High School. He is an avid basketball player and has laid claim to winning the MVP award of this year’s East Middle School Student-Staff basketball game.