Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma End of Watch: Friday, May 18, 2012

198451_198191416868832_100000339241838_607427_4611320_nOklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma

Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy

Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Friday, May 18, 2012

Biographical Info

Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: May 18, 2012
Weapon Used: Officer’s handgun
Suspect Info: Charged with murder

Agency Contact Information

Director Justin Jones
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405) 425-2500

Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy was shot and killed while performing a pre-release supervision check at a home on Maple Drive in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
A male subject who lived at the home, but who was not the focus of Officer McCoy’s visit, answered the door and immediately pushed Officer McCoy off of the front porch. The man then attacked him and was able to gain control of his service weapon during the ensuing struggle. The subject shot Officer McCoy at least once before fleeing back into his home.
The man fired at officers from the Midwest City Police Department as they arrived at the scene. He was taken into custody moments later after he exited the home again.
Officer McCoy had served with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


MIDWEST CITY — A parole officer is dead after a man shot him in the head Friday near Midwest City High School, police said.

Jeffrey McCoy, 32, of Oklahoma City, was a probation and parole officer with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, authorities said.

Police have identified the accused shooter as Lester Kinchion, 21, of Midwest City. Kinchion is being held at the Midwest City jail on a murder complaint.

McCoy was visiting an individual under pre-release supervision at a home in the 1400 block of Maple Drive in Midwest City when a confrontation ensued.

Kinchion lives at the home but was not who McCoy came to see, Midwest City Assistant Police Chief Sid Porter said at a news conference Friday. There were multiple witnesses to the shooting, Porter said.

McCoy has a wife and two children, said Joyce Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections. He had been with the department since 2005.

Porter said Kinchion reportedly fired a gun at Midwest City officers when they arrived at the scene about 11:50 a.m., causing a brief standoff.

Bryan Vanassche, who witnessed the shooting, said he was in his driveway when a man who had a collapsible baton, handcuffs and a gun approached his neighbor’s house.

“He knocked on the door across the street, and a young man answered,” Vanassche said. “The kid pushed him off the porch. It turned into some kind of fight.”

Vanassche said the fight spilled into the street, and he yelled at the two men to stop fighting. He turned around, and then he heard a gunshot.

Vanassche said he looked back to see the man who had approached the house across the street lying in his driveway, bleeding from his head.

Vanassche said it appeared that the shooter wrestled the gun away from the other man before firing.

“The kid who has the pistol fires like six or so more times into the air and then runs off,” he said.

Porter declined to comment on the gun used in the shooting as the investigation is ongoing.

Vanassche said the victim was not wearing a law enforcement uniform.

When police arrived, the suspect came to the door and fired at them, Porter said.

Police set up a perimeter and called in the special tactics team.

Before they could arrive, the suspect came outside again.

Police used a stun gun on the suspect when he did not follow their orders.

He was then taken into custody, Porter said.


7 Responses to “Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma End of Watch: Friday, May 18, 2012”

  1. 1 Bruce Varner May 19, 2012 at 16:57

    Jeff was a fantastic father and husband. He is from a law enforcement family, his mother works at DOC, his grandfather is retired from DOC and his uncle is retired from Arizona DOC. He is my wife’s nephew and I was priviliged to have know him.

    Bruce Varner, Fire Chief (retired)

  2. 3 B May 19, 2012 at 17:03

    Jeff was a Navy vet and Parole Officer…a wonderful guy with a loving family and two small kids who will never see their father again. The monster who killed him was all smiles when being taken in. His FB is filled with information that shows a man with a penchant for violence, drinking, drugs and guns. I hope he is charged with with hate crime attached to his murder 1 charge.

  3. 4 Trevis May 21, 2012 at 10:59

    There are no words to describe how tragic this really is. I pray for the family and friends of Mr. McCoy. Always trust in Jesus and give it to him.

    Trevis Knutson
    MN Probation Agent

  4. 5 Denae Avlos May 22, 2012 at 01:47

    I am a former Oklahoma Probation and Parole Officer. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff’s family and his DOC family. I believe I even helped to train Jeff in 2005 with LSI training.
    God speed Jeff! You will still keep protecting people…just from a better place.

    Denae Avlos
    fmr PPO III, OK DOC

  5. 6 Laura Chaney May 22, 2012 at 09:55

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and his DOC family.

    Laura Chaney
    Deputy Director Community Corrections

  6. 7 Liz Reardon May 23, 2012 at 09:01

    My prayers and heart go out to Officer McCoy’s family.

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