Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm
Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Michael Coleman was shot and killed while serving a narcotics search warrant. He was shot by the suspect who opened fire from inside the house through the open front door. Deputy Coleman was wearing a vest but the round entered through his arm.
Deputy Coleman's father, who worked as the department's range master, suffered a fatal heart attack while being rushed to the hospital to see his son. He died in a hospital bed next to his son in the emergency room.
The suspect, a 31 year-old woman, was convicted of Deputy Coleman's murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy Coleman's uncle and two cousins also served as deputies with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.