As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
December 09, 2010
Fla. deputy shot, killed by suicidal suspect
Officer Down: Brandon Coates - [Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida]
By PoliceOne Staff
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputy Brandon Coates was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of South Nashville Avenue and 45th Street at around 8:30 pm.
Two suspects who were in the vehicle fled the scene after the shooting. As other deputies searched the area one of the suspects committed suicide. The second suspect remains at large.
Deputy Coates had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for 4½ years and was assigned to the Tactical Anti-Crime Unit. He is survived by his wife, who also serves as a deputy with the agency.
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