Sheriff Roger David Coursey

Sheriff Roger David Coursey

Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, November 18, 1994

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Roger David Coursey

Sheriff Coursey was shot and killed while he and the Undersheriff made a high risk traffic stop of a vehicle that was believed to have been used in a bank robbery in another county. The suspects opened fire on the two officers, killing Sheriff Coursey. The two suspects, a man and woman, remained at large for several months until their bodies were found in a sleeping bag underneath a tree. Both had committed suicide with the same weapon used to murder Sheriff Coursey.

Sheriff Coursey is survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Hey Roger,
You and I worked together serving the citizens of Mesa County. I'll never forget our long talks after taking calls while working graveyard shifts together. I'll never forget working with you at the academy, teaching future officers. I'll never forget the phone call informing me of your sacrifice. I know where you are, and I know I will see you again. You're friend,
Robert.

Robert Schwinn
Mesa County Sheriff's Department.

June 16, 2019

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