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Police Officer David E. Coy | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

David E. Coy

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, October 17, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/12/1929

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Coy succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when he interrupted a robbery. He and his partner had gone to a business to investigate a bad check when two suspects entered and attempted to rob it. Officer Coy was mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Officer Coy and his partner shot and killed both suspects.

Officer Coy had served with the Detroit Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
December 1, 2013

 

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