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Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates | Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy First Class

Brandon Lee Coates

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Sheriff 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. Moments after radioing in the traffic stop 911 dispatchers received calls stating a deputy had been shot and received a description of the suspect's vehicle.

The vehicle was located at a nearby apartment complex. During the ensuing search for the suspect, the man's body was found suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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, his mother and brother. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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Rest easy brother. We will take the watch from here.

Agent C Clouchete
Osceola County Sheriff's Office
December 14, 2014


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