Police Officer Gary C. Coe

Police Officer Gary C. Coe

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 11, 1989

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Gary C. Coe

Police Officer Gary Coe was stabbed to death by a subject who had just been involved in a motor vehicle accident with him.

Officer Coe was with his girlfriend when his car struck the back of a motorcycle. Officer Coe identified himself as a police officer after the man approached them and began yelling.

The suspect then shoved Officer Coe and stabbed him three times in the chest and twice in the leg with a four-inch utility knife. The suspect also assaulted Officer Coe's girlfriend, slashing her across the hand when she tried to intervene.

Officer Coe was taken to Lutheran Medical Center where he died one hour later.

The suspect, who said he attacked Officer Coe because he was afraid he was going to shoot hm, was tried and acquitted.

Officer Coe had served with the New York City Police Department for four years. He was assigned to the Brooklyn South Task Force.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 16633

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Acquitted

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this officer should never have been shot the person that shot him should have been put into jail unfortunately it's another case of New York law. Unfortunately a very good man died in front of his woman and his woman was also injured.
did the attacke use that excuse as well that the woman also came to shoot him?while the woman was rushing to diffuse the situation,she was no threat.
how did this court case work ? as far as I'm concerned the court case should be opened up again and this case should be tried again.
When somebody comes out of his car and says that he is an officer and hes showing his badge, and a person takes a knife and stabs him 4 to 6 times at means that was done with intent.
This has nothing to do with anything else ,nothing and then he went on the stabbed the woman I'm sure the woman also came to attack him.
This guy should be in jail now.

Don Emanuel

April 21, 2020

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