Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Kirk A. Coker

Sheriff Kirk Coker suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to an unattended death near Fritch, Texas.

He had responded from his home to the scene of the death. While at the scene of the investigation he received numerous calls about gatherings in violations of the COVID-19 social distancing executive order. When cleared the death investigation and was en route to the scene of the reported gathering when he suffered a heart attack as he drove on State Highway 136, one mile east of Fritch. His vehicle left the roadway.

He was found by other deputies approximately two hours later.

Sheriff Coker had served with the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office for 12-1/2 years and had served in law enforcement for 35 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge 801

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Coker it's been a year since we lost you. I still remember all our conversations and the jokes you loved to play on people. I can only hope you are still watching over the residents in Hutchinson County, and your family and law enforcement officers that worked with you daily. God sure gained a beautiful soul when he got you.

Tonya LaFarr
Law Enforcement Supporter, Iowa

March 29, 2021

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