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Police Officer Gary C. Coe | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

Gary C. Coe

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, November 11, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 16633

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Acquitted

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Police Officer Gary Coe was stabbed to death by a subject who had just been involved in a motor vehicle accident with him.

Officer Coe was with his girlfriend when his car struck the back of a motorcycle. Officer Coe identified himself as a police officer after the man approached them and began yelling.

The suspect then shoved Officer Coe and stabbed him three times in the chest and twice in the leg with a four-inch utility knife. The suspect also assaulted Officer Coe's girlfriend, slashing her across the hand when she tried to intervene.

Officer Coe was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where he died one hour later.

The suspect, who said he attacked Officer Coe because he was afraid he was going to shoot hm, was tried and acquitted.

Officer Coe had served with the New York City Police Department for four years. He was assigned to the Brooklyn South Task Force.

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Thank you again my brother for your service. You are a hero in every sense. May you continue to have peace while watching over those who will always remember you.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)
November 11, 2017

 

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