Rank: Deputy Sheriff Panel: 49-E: 27 Department: Orange County, Florida, S.O. End of Watch: December 8, 2010 Cause: Gunfire Age: 27 Years of Service: 4
Description: Deputy Sheriff Coates was shot and killed by the passenger of a vehicle while he conducted a traffic stop. Dispatch received a call of an officer being shot and sent backup to the scene. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene and the suspect later committed suicide. Deputy Coates was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.