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…
June 11, 2012
Okla. reserve deputy killed in fiery crash
Officer Down: Charlie Coen - [Buffalo, Oklahoma]
By PoliceOne Staff
BUFFALO, Okla. — A Harper County reserve deputy was killed in a crash shortly after midnight Sunday, according to reports.
Reserve Deputy Charlie Coen, 57, was responding to an emergency assistance call in Laverne when his patrol car left Highway 64 and struck several bales of hay, The Officer Down Memorial Page reported.
As a result of the collision, Coen became trapped inside his Dodge Charger, which caught fire. Rescue personnel spent three hours extricating him from the vehicle.
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