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Lance Corporal Dana Lyle Tate | Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Lance Corporal

Dana Lyle Tate

Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 4 years

Badge # A45

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; SKS

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Lance Corporal Dana Tate and Corporal Dyke "A.J." Coursen were shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call on Riley Road, in Burton, at approximately 1600 hours.

A female had called the sheriff's office and complained about her and her young child being held against their will by her boyfriend. While the deputies were investigating, they were shot by the boyfriend, who was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and was hiding inside a bedroom closet.

Deputy Coursen was killed, but Deputy Tate was able to shoot and wound the suspect before he died. The suspect was later taken into custody after a search. The man was sentenced to death in 2003.

Lance Corporal Tate was a U.S. Navy veteran and had been a member of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department for over four years. He is survived by his family.

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Corporal Dyke "A. J." Coursen
Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 8, 2002
Cause: Gunfire

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Just thinking of you and A.J. and the other wonderful Warriors I have had the Honor of serving with. I remember that day every night. Love and miss you both.

Cpl (former) K Cotner S31
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January 8, 2017

 

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