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SleeperShooter  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 3:07:55 PM
I knew Bill from when he was on MCSO Lake Patrol. He was a good guy.

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Deputy Sheriff William Coleman was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call in Anthem at approximately 4:15 am.

As he and another deputy arrived at the scene they encountered a male subject inside of a van at a medical building near the intersection of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway. As they attempted to make contact with the man he opened fire on them with a rifle, striking Deputy Coleman below his vest. The suspect was killed by return gunfire from other deputies.

Deputy Coleman was transported to John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Coleman had served with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and several children.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21079-deputy-sheriff-william-coleman#ixzz1itfDuPxo


RIP Brother. Gone, but Never forgotten.
-SleeperShooter
Epic_Ed  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 4:14:29 PM
Damn! WTF?! Very sorry to hear this.
juan223  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 4:20:41 PM
RIP
alphabavo  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 4:21:48 PM
Prayers for the Deputy's family...

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azjeeper  [Member]
1/8/2012 6:35:37 PM
Heard this earlier today, RIP. Prayers for his family. He was a father of two young children.
Any background info on the bad guy?
alphabavo  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 6:45:39 PM
1st Maricopa Deputy killed in the line of duty in over 10 years.

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derekv814  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 7:00:43 PM
RIP Deputy
BigDrink  [Member]
1/8/2012 7:04:19 PM
what a shame very sad to hear this. My sympathies to his family
WKshooter  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 7:08:57 PM
What a shitty deal...feel so bad for the Deputy's familiy..who would have thought Anthem would have got so dangerous all of a sudden. Earlier this week MSCO busted a resident with 800K in cash, bunch of pot and impounded their high dollar cars. I hope the HOA bands the residents together and puts on some kind of fund raiser for the family, its the least we could do...fact is I'm going to write a letter to the HOA and request they do something to help out...



RIP
Epic_Ed  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 7:50:23 PM
Originally Posted By azjeeper:

Any background info on the bad guy?


It sounds like they suspect this guy may have been the one who killed the couple up at the Oakcreek overlook in Sedona this week.
threefeathers  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 8:57:41 PM
So tragic for anyone, but with 20 years in and near retirement. Very sad.
northpark  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 9:04:39 PM
Sheriff's deputies said the pair was shot from outside the Subaru with a semiautormatic weapon. Deputies have recovered .223-caliber shell casings and other evidence.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2012/01/08/20120108maricopa-county-sheriffs-deputy-shot-killed.html#ixzz1ivGRb5pf
chevy69002000  [Member]
1/8/2012 9:06:12 PM
Extremely sad situation. I have heard from a source that it was a reserve officer on a ride a long that killed the dirt bag.
SleeperShooter  [Team Member]
1/8/2012 10:42:17 PM
Originally Posted By chevy69002000:
Extremely sad situation. I have heard from a source that it was a reserve officer on a ride a long that killed the dirt bag.


IMHO, when it comes to running and gunning, I don't care if your badge says Deputy, Reserve, Trooper, Agent, or SpaceShuttleDoorGunner, so long as you're putting rounds on target. Maybe someone that works in that AO can chime in as to the Status of the other LEO??
-SS
chevy69002000  [Member]
1/8/2012 10:56:20 PM
Originally Posted By SleeperShooter:
Originally Posted By chevy69002000:
Extremely sad situation. I have heard from a source that it was a reserve officer on a ride a long that killed the dirt bag.


IMHO, when it comes to running and gunning, I don't care if your badge says Deputy, Reserve, Trooper, Agent, or SpaceShuttleDoorGunner, so long as you're putting rounds on target. Maybe someone that works in that AO can chime in as to the Status of the other LEO??
-SS


I couldn't agree more. Strangely last night I had a conversation with my younger brother on whether it was kosher or not to carry on a ride along for my fathers department. Then today I get that bit of information and it bring up the same question/ If he was in fact a reserve officer would he be more likely to carry then Joe citizen on a ride along? Was it even his carry piece that he used, or was it the Officers? I guess I will just have to wait for the facts to unfold, but either way there are kids and a wife who will not have their father/husband return home, and that hits close to home
SnapNshoot  [Member]
1/9/2012 10:00:33 AM
WPNS462  [Member]
1/9/2012 10:01:32 AM
juan223  [Team Member]
1/9/2012 11:02:42 AM
They are pretty tight lipped on this one....no shooter info at all.
wingnutx  [Team Member]
1/9/2012 11:14:25 AM
Rest in peace, Deputy.
azarby  [Member]
1/11/2012 1:24:33 PM
Apparently the deputy was killed with 5.56 green tip military ammo. The news accounts say the perp fired 29 rounds from a semi auto rifle. They hava also linked the gun and amo to a double homicide in Sedona.