Detective David E. Coy

Detective David E. Coy

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, October 17, 1929

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David E. Coy

Detective Coy succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when he interrupted a robbery at 9322 Michigan Ave. He and his partner had gone to a business to investigate a bad check when two suspects entered and attempted to rob it. Detective Coy was mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Detective Coy and his partner shot and killed both suspects.

Detective Coy had served with the Detroit Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 759

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 12, 1929
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 1, 2013

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