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Officer Ernest Coleman
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: July 1, 1982
Date of Incident: June 30, 1982
Time of Incident: Night
Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 18 months
Weapon Used: Pistol
On June 30, 1982, Officer Coleman was working off-duty at a convenience store on Oaklawn Ave. Earlier in the evening Officer Coleman had removed an unruly customer from the store. The subject returned with a gun and shot Officer Coleman. Coleman, age 31, died the next day, July 1, from his injuries.