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Deputy Sheriff Gil C. Datan | Coos County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Coos County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff

Gil C. Datan

Coos County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch: Monday, April 20, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 524

Cause: Accidental

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Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan was killed in an ATV crash while patrolling timber lands between Green Acres Road and South Sumner Road, near Coos Bay.

It is believed that he was thrown from the ATV when it rolled down a steep embankment between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The vehicle landed on top of him, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

A massive search was initiated after he failed to check in with dispatch at the end of his shift at 4:00 pm. The crash site was located at approximately 9:45 pm.

Deputy Datan had served with the Coos County Sheriff's Office for five years and had served in law enforcement for 19 years. He had previously served with the Myrtle Point Police Department, North Bend Police Department, Confederated Tribal Police Department, and Reedsport Police Department. He is survived by his daughter.

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We were best friends since 1985. Couldn't get a hold of him and now I know why. Too many memories for this entry. We fought fire together, mended injuries as Emits, and locked up some bad boys. You will be missed.

Retired chief Steve Metheney
Sulphur Springs Police,Umatilla Tribal police, etc.
March 5, 2017


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