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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I can't believe you've been gone almost 3 years now. I still remember the jokes you played on us all back when I first moved to Texas. You definitely left an impact on everyone you crossed paths with. You are still missed in Hutchinson County. To your family you are all still in my prayers and thoughts.

Tonya LaFarr
Private Citizen, Law Enforcement Supporter

February 27, 2023

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