Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 16
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to death
Deputy Lonnie Coburn was shot and killed when he confronted two suspects wanted in the connection of the rape and murder of a young woman.
The two attacked him, gained control of his service weapon, and shot him twice. Both suspects were eventually apprehended, convicted of both murders, and sentenced to death. One suspect later had his sentence commuted to life.
A portion of State Road 50 near the scene of his murder was dedicated in his memory.