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Patrol Officer Ernest Coleman | Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

Patrol Officer

Ernest Coleman

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, July 1, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/30/1982

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrol Officer Ernest Coleman was shot and killed while working a uniformed off-duty security detail at a local convenience store. He was shot by a man he had ejected from the store earlier in the evening for being rowdy.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on March 2, 1983.

Officer Coleman had served with the Charlotte Police Department for 18 months.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 4, 2015


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