Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reserve Deputy Sheriff William Charles Coen

Harper County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, June 10, 2012

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Sheriff William Charles Coen

As one reserve to another I thank you for the service that you have given and the ultimate sacrifice you made. You will live on brother in our hearts and in our minds as we continue to keep the watch. We pray you will he watching over us every shift.

J. Stennick Reserve Officer

June 13, 2012

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt. IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

June 13, 2012


Be with this family as they try to make sense of what is happening around them. Let them know that others have walked this path - and trusting you makes the walk bearable.

In Jesus' name - Amen

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 13, 2012

R.I.P. May god bless you Charlie,and bring comfort,and his infinate love,and wisdom to your family.

SFC R.Binkley (Ret)
US Army

June 13, 2012

As was stated above, It takes a very special person to be a law enforcement officer. It takes an extraordinary individual to take on that calling as a volunteer. Rest in peace, Reserve Deputy Coen.

Reserve Lt. Floyd Cameron
Rushville Police Dept. Rushville, Indiana

June 12, 2012

God bless.America cares. he is a hero.

Krista Miller Raymond, Concerned Civilian, Western MA

June 12, 2012

Rest in peace Deputy Coen. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.


June 12, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Harper County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

June 12, 2012

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 12, 2012

Deputy Coen, your honorable service and commintment to the protection of you community as well as your fellow officers will be greatly missed. My deepest wishes of comfort go out to your family and those honored to work closest with you. May God give your loved ones to remain strong and keep you in their hearts while you watch over them now. Rest in peace brother. We serve now in your honor.

Ofc Michael Bernard
Richfield Township P.D., Davison, MI

June 12, 2012

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

June 12, 2012

Prayers to his family and friends at his loss. Thanks for your service to your agency and the community. Your volunteering for duty is deeply appreciated.

Sgt. Charlie Carty (Retired)
Benton Police Department Benton, Arkansas

June 12, 2012


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

June 12, 2012

Rest In Peace Deputy Coen. We will continue the fight and never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made to keep those on your watch safe.

Officer C. Martin, Jr. #3136
Dekalb County GA Police Dept.
(Former Chattanooga, TN P.D. 1998-2011)

June 12, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis Co Police Dept

June 12, 2012

God's peace and speed Deputy Coen. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

June 12, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Thank you for your service! You will not be forgotten!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

June 12, 2012

It takes a very special person to be a law enforcement officer. It takes an extraordinary individual to take on that calling as a volunteer. Rest in peace, Charley. Condolences to family and friends. It is my prayer that a loving God will comfort you in your grief.

Major David R. Warren
Sedgwick County (KS) Sheriff's Office

June 12, 2012

Thank you for your service and dedication. May God watch over your family and protect them. Brother, we now have the watch. Godspeed.

Deputy R. L. Matthews N.C.
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews E.O.W. 9/30/2005

June 12, 2012

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Harper County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

June 12, 2012

It was with sadness that I heard of a Harper County Deputy dying on duty when I woke Sunday morning. It was with devastation later that day when I heard it was a man I spent every day for 3 months with. The man who mentored me, supported me, lifted me up when I felt I was coming up short, and who nearly broke my arm during DT!

I was lucky to have Charley living and working close by. I remember how enthused we both were when I took him to lunch and we discussed the cases we could start working. I wish some of those plans could have come to fruition.

Northwest Oklahoma has lost an LEO that was willing to drop everything to help out with anything. Prayers for his family.

Agent "H"

June 12, 2012



June 12, 2012 fragile, sudden, broken,... in the wake of such a loss,
we are haunted by things we don’t, and
may never, understand.

Yet the solace we seek may not come from
answers. So we look for comfort in the
belief of love's everlasting connection.

May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace.

Chief Todd Boycher & members of the City of Roxboro, NC Police Department

Valerie Gentry - Office Assistant II
Roxboro Police Department, Roxboro, NC

June 12, 2012

R.I.P We have the watch now.

Police Officer 1 Caleb Groner
Lincoln University Police Department

June 12, 2012

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. May you RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

Capt. James Moore
Gardner KS Police Dept.

June 12, 2012

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