Deputy Sheriff Patrick Steven Coyle

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Steven Coyle

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, February 16, 1997

Patrick Steven Coyle

Deputy Coyle was killed and a another deputy was injured in a helicopter accident. Deputy Coyle died of his injuries approximately 3 hours after the crash, which occurred at 7:44 pm.

The two deputies were looking for possible trespassers when the Hughes 500 helicopter suddenly lost power and fell from the sky. The tail was sheared from the helicopter on impact but the passenger compartment was left largely intact.

Deputy Coyle had served in law enforcement for 8 years. He is survived by his wife and two small children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Pat was my academy roommate. Great guy and great Deputy

Roger “Scott” Stewart. Deputy (ret)
Solano and El Dorado SO

August 10, 2018

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