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Patrolman Joseph L. Coote | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Joseph L. Coote

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 22, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 535

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/22/1961

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Suspect: Paroled in 1988

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Patrolman Coote was shot and killed by one of three armed robbers he was attempting to arrest at the intersection of Brinkerhoff Lane and Third Street in Manhasset. The suspects fled the scene but were later arrested.

The gunman, age 21, who had the words I HATE COPS tattooed on his chest, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled April 18, 1988. The other two suspects, both 19, were convicted of manslaughter and robbery and sentenced to 35 to 70 years in prison. One of them was paroled in 1983.

Patrolman Coote had been with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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