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Police Officer Gary C. Coe

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 11, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Gary C. Coe

Rest in peace Gary

Carson loveless

February 6, 2024

this officer should never have been shot the person that shot him should have been put into jail unfortunately it's another case of New York law. Unfortunately a very good man died in front of his woman and his woman was also injured.
did the attacke use that excuse as well that the woman also came to shoot him?while the woman was rushing to diffuse the situation,she was no threat.
how did this court case work ? as far as I'm concerned the court case should be opened up again and this case should be tried again.
When somebody comes out of his car and says that he is an officer and hes showing his badge, and a person takes a knife and stabs him 4 to 6 times at means that was done with intent.
This has nothing to do with anything else ,nothing and then he went on the stabbed the woman I'm sure the woman also came to attack him.
This guy should be in jail now.

Don Emanuel

April 21, 2020

Officer Coe,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 11, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Coe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2019

I still can picture us mustering on the deck of 20th St Academy. 86-18 !! I always viewed you as a cops cop , after graduation it was a few years that we saw each other again in central booking , we laughed and discussed on how great the job was , I remember it like it was yesterday. I was crushed when I read about what happened to you . I pray that the mutt that did this horrendous crime pay in this life or the next . Sleep in Peace

Sgt. F. Flores retired

May 24, 2019

NYPD Never Forgets--we have a memorial Mass every June to remember our heroes. If any of Gary's relatives read this reflection. Please contact Det. Thomas Nihill at PBBS Community Affairs 718-287-2531---Gary was from Brooklyn South Task Force, which is now SRG#3.

Rest in Peace Gary!!

Detective Thomas Nihill
NYPD- PBBS Community Affairs
Memorial Mass-June every year
718287- 3594

April 30, 2018

Thank you again my brother for your service. You are a hero in every sense. May you continue to have peace while watching over those who will always remember you.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 11, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Coe. Terrible tragedy to an honorable young man serving with integrity. My father, Owen served as a police officer with the 102 precinct in Richmond Hill during five decades from the late 20's until August of 1966, may he to rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. Your killer must face God's wrath one day real soon. When juries acquit these individuals there must be some kind of imbalance calibrated in their minds. You did your part taking evil off of New York City's streets.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 9, 2017

God bless and thank you to you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice. I know you're watching over the, like any cop and dad would.

NYC ER doc

August 24, 2016

P.O. Coe,
God bless you for your bravery and sacrifice. You were way, way too young. So many years have passed, but your sacrifice feels palpable and fresh. I know you're watching over your wife and family, like a good dad and cop always does.

NYC ER doc

August 24, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1989 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOKLET about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Sweet, caring,and kind . That's how I remember Gary.

Juli Ford

December 28, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Coe and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 10, 2015

gary i still think you , and rember all the good times fishing , rest in peace my friend terry obrien

terry obrien

December 18, 2014

toutes mes condoléances à sa famille, ses amis et collegues

david WAGNER
french police officier

November 18, 2011

rest in peace gary, your not forgotten

sgt paul poplaski nypd retired

November 11, 2011

Dearest sweetheart,

I can't believe that 20 years have gone by. I still cry, and dream about you so often. I know we will be together in heaven. We are soul mates. Jaime misses you also, and your grandchildren are learning all about you. They call you Grandpa Gary. I love you honey.

Forever and always my love,

your wife

Lorraine Coe
former wife

December 2, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 11, 2009

Gary I was a young man when your watch ended. You inspired me to get involved. Your the reason I am who I am today. God Bless you always.

Senior Agent M. Marino
E.D. Pa. Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team

November 20, 2008


The best street Cop I ever had the Honor to work with. I sit back and laugh thinking of when we were all going to retire someday as old men from the Radio Engraving Unit, Gary Nap, Johhny Cant, Mikey M, Me and you as our C.O. You will never grow old, only in our hearts, your missed and always will be.


Sgt Paul Poplaski

January 2, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 2, 2008

On the 18th anniversary of Officer Coe's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Coe is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

November 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


November 5, 2007

Gary we made one hell of a team,as a partner and friend you are extremely missed. One day we will see each other again and reunite as partners, god bless

Ret Detective Mike Menikotz BSHS
NYPD Partner

May 12, 2007

Fallen but Never forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 30, 2006

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