Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Mark Hunter Coates

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, November 20, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper Mark Hunter Coates

May everyone always remember what Trooper Coates was doing. "Protecting our lives with his". God bless his family.

Justin Farnan,Patrolman
Red Oak PD,Iowa

I'm taken Basic Law Enforcment training right now, and our class just watched the video of this horrible traffic stop. At the end of the video my stomach was in my throat and I was sick. The trooper had no idea the suspect was a threat. I guess what we can learn from this is to approach everyone (big or small, male or female) as a threat. I walked away from this video with alot. I will alway remember this stop. My heart goes out to Trooper Coates family. May God Bless You.

Trainee Officer Postell
Andrews PD

I saw the tragic death of Trooper Coates while I was a recruit at the Northern VA criminal Justice Academy,and it hit me harder than anything else in the Academy. To a fellow Marine and Officer I just wanted to say Semper Fi brother you and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Deputy John Davis
Arlington County Sheriffs

"So that others may live..."

His death will not be in vain! Trooper Coates is in the back of my mind on every traffic stop I make. ALWAYS watch their hands, and be safe out there.


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