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DYKE A COURSEN

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Rank: Corporal
Panel: 48-W: 23
Department: Beaufort County, South Carolina, S.D.
End of Watch: January 8, 2002
Cause: Gunfire
Age: 35
Years of Service: 1

Description: Corporal Coursen and Corporal Dana Tate responded to a domestic disturbance call where a citizen was taken hostage at gun-point. After entering the residence, both officers were shot and killed with a high-powered assault rifle.