Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable Wayne Coram

Bay County Constable's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 6, 1951

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Reflections for Constable Wayne Coram

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

Your spirt and sacrifice have been an inspiration to generations…

Derrick Coram
Great grand son

January 14, 2023

Constable Wayne Coram will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 19, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

constable Coram was my Grandfather. I was to young to remember him when he was killed. Grandmother told me many stories of his life and his love of family. It must have been a great love,for Grandmother never remarried. I wish I could have gotten to know you Grand Dad.

Beverly Coram Jones
Grand Daughter

September 19, 2015

Rest in peace Constable Coram. Even back in your day ignominious acts of violence did occur tragically. Your service was appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 9, 2015

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 6, 2014

Wayne Coram was also my great grandfather. I have heard the stories which have been passed down through my family about our strong lineage in law enforcement. My grandfather, Lloyd Coram, also served in law enforcement at the Panama City Police Department. My father, Charles Coram, also served with the Panama City Police Department as well as the United States Army. Two of my uncles, Joe Coram and Don Coram, after their military service also served at the Panama City Police Department and the Bay County Sheriff's Office. My Uncle Joe was named the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for the State of Florida in 1983. I am proud to serve as a fourth generation law enforcement officer in Bay County and carry on the tradition which my great grandfather set forth.

Investigator Chris Coram
Bay County Sheriff's Office

July 9, 2013

Constable Wayne Coram was my great grandfather. My father has shared many stories about him and is still missed to this day. Being a veteran Law Enforcement Officer myself, I am proud to carry on the tradition set fourth by Constable Coram.

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Coats
Denton County Sheriff's Office - Texas

October 23, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Constable Coram, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for all of us...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Constable Coram. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Thank you Constable Coram for your dedication, service and protection to us all. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us. Continue to rest in peace Constable Coram.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 6, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 7, 2010

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 7, 2009


James Vaughan
Panama City Beach Police Dept.

August 25, 2008

Todayd on the anniversary of yoru death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better, Manchester, Nh

October 6, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

June 22, 2005

Rest in peace brave officer. You will not be forgotten.

A citizen

October 6, 2004

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