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Constable Wayne Coram | Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Constable

Wayne Coram

Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, October 6, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Constable Wayne Coram was shot and killed after arresting two brothers in the West Bay area of the county. After arresting them one of the produced a concealed handgun and forced Constable Coram to surrender his gun. The two then put Constable Coram in the car and drove off. During the drive one of the men secretly replaced Constable Coram's ammunition with blanks and returned it to him. As they slowed down at a corner Constable Coram jumped out of the car and the three exchanged fire, however, Constable Coram's gun was rendered harmless with the blanks in it. Constable Coram was struck and killed by rounds fired by the brothers. Both men were arrested and sentenced to life.

Constable Coram was the elected constable for the Beaches and West Bay area of the county.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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