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Special Deputy Walter Coffin | Boise County Sheriff's Office, Idaho Boise County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

Special Deputy

Walter Coffin

Boise County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 18, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Never apprehended

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Special Deputy Walter Coffin was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest a man wanted for double murder.

The man opened fire on the posse, striking Special Deputy Coffin in the head and killing him. The man then escaped and was never apprehended.

Special Deputy Coffin had been deputized by the county sheriff earlier in the day to help with the arrest.

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 134th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
April 8, 2017

 

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