Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Hardy Coffey

Avery County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, April 6, 1936

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Hardy Coffey

My great-grandfather was murdered many years before I was born. I sure wish I had let him.

katherine Jeanette Forbes Orth

February 28, 2022

A terrible tragedy! Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Coffey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 15, 2020

My Grandmothers Father and my Great Grandfather.. I would've love to have meet you. See you again one day..

Randy Pyatte
Great Grandson

June 13, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Coffey,
On today, the 82nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Avery County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 6, 2018

Gone, but not forgotten.

M. Potter

May 16, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 6, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 6, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 7, 2008

Hello Deputy Coffey:

Your family still misses you. You were a great man and a good lawman. Time has not diminished the nature of your sacrifice and the dedication you displayed to the people and State of North Carolina and Avery County. Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Chief John Millan
NC Public Schools Law Enforcement, Avery District (RET)

Chief JA Millan
Galena AK PD

December 29, 2007

What a sad story.May you Rest in peace.

May 12, 2006

Deputy Coffey,

Even though this happened many years ago, I hope you are resting in peace.. I also hope justice was served... God bless....


March 11, 2004

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