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Line of Duty Deaths

September 2012 Line of Duty Deaths

Line of Duty Deaths

“They will be remembered—not for the way they died, but for how they lived.”

The IACP wishes to acknowledge the following officers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the people they served. We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to their families, friends, and colleagues.

Deputy Sheriff Denny Lawrence
Elko County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: January 17, 2012
Length of Service: 26 years

William Charles “Charley” Coen
Harper County, Oklahoma, Sheriff’s Office
Date of Death: June 10, 2012
Length of Service: 2 years

Patrol Officer Christopher Reeves
Millville, New Jersey, Police Department
Date of Death: July 8, 2012
Length of Service: 8 years

Officer Matthew Tyner
Colorado Springs, Colorado, Police Department
Date of Death: July 24, 2012
Length of Service: 16 years

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Office at the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, provides benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
For information or to file a claim, visit



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXIX, no. 9, September 2012. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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