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.

Bio

  • 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

robbery

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Det. Coy,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2019

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