Patrol Officer Ernest Coleman

Patrol Officer Ernest Coleman

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, July 1, 1982

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Ernest Coleman

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.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 30, 1982
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 1, 2020

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