Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Kirk A. Coker

Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Reflections for Sheriff Kirk A. Coker


I can't believe you've been gone almost 3 years now. I still remember the jokes you played on us all back when I first moved to Texas. You definitely left an impact on everyone you crossed paths with. You are still missed in Hutchinson County. To your family you are all still in my prayers and thoughts.

Tonya LaFarr
Private Citizen, Law Enforcement Supporter

February 27, 2023

I’ve chosen you for my silent partner. I will carry you through my law enforcement career and hopefully I can be half the officer you were. Thank you for your service. God bless.

Cadet Kayla Carpenter
Borger PD

June 4, 2021

Coker it's been a year since we lost you. I still remember all our conversations and the jokes you loved to play on people. I can only hope you are still watching over the residents in Hutchinson County, and your family and law enforcement officers that worked with you daily. God sure gained a beautiful soul when he got you.

Tonya LaFarr
Law Enforcement Supporter, Iowa

March 29, 2021

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

June 5, 2020

RIP Sheriff Coker. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Hutchinson County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 20, 2020

Sheriff Coker,you are A TRUE HERO. GOD BLESS YOU. My prayers are with you and your family and the Sheriff Dept.

Businessman Randy Johnson

April 28, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff Coker. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the HCSO during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 26, 2020

Rest In Peace, brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

April 26, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sheriff, Kirk A. Coker, from complications of a medical issue. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sheriff succumbs due to a medical issue. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Corporal Tom Horn
Retired City of Manassas. Currently with the Metropolitan Washington A

April 12, 2020

Sheriff Coker,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 11, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sheriff Coker and the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Sheriff Coker, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

April 10, 2020

Sheriff Coker, thank you for your service, may God Bless you and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 10, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 10, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

April 10, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sheriff Coker. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

April 8, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Sheriff Kirk Coker and the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office.

Romans 8:31

Lieutenant Kiley Sargent
Hall County Sheriff's Office - Gainesville, GA

April 7, 2020



April 7, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sheriff Kirk A. Coker and the extended law enforcement family of the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Texas.

End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 7, 2020

Sheriff Coker you were a man of honor and courage. I am so saddened by the loss of a dear friend and a amazing person. You served the community of Hutchinson County with pride. You always had a smile on your face. You were always there to lend an ear for those who needed someone to talk to without judgement. My friend you were truly a Saint. I will forever hold you in my heart and I will never forget you. You will forever be in our thoughts and in our hearts. Rest in Peace Sheriff! Your watch is done and we will take it from here.

Misty Lang
Great Great Niece of Fallen Officer William Hiram Givens McDonald County Sheriff's Department, McDonald County Missouri EOW 02-04-1984

April 7, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sheriff Coker.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

April 7, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

April 6, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

April 6, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on behalf of the St. Ann Police Department. My thoughts and prayers are for you, your department and your community, as well as Sheriff Coker's friends and family.

May God bring comfort to each of you at this time.

Mary Kay Nolen

Mary Kay Nolen, Asssistant to the Chief of Police
St. Ann Police Department, St. Ann, MO

April 6, 2020

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