Reserve Deputy Sheriff
William Charles "Charlie" Coen
Harper County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, June 10, 2012
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: June 10, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Marty Drew
Harper County Sheriff’s Office
311 SE 1st Street
Buffalo, OK 73834
Phone: (580) 735-2213
Reserve Deputy Charlie Coen was killed in a single-vehicle crash shortly after midnight while responding to an emergency assistance call in Laverne.
He was traveling on Highway 64, about two miles west of Buffalo, when his Dodge Charger patrol car left the roadway on a curve and struck several large hay bales. The collision caused him to become trapped in the vehicle as the vehicle caught fire. It took rescue crews three hours to extricate Deputy Coen from the vehicle.
A Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Harper County, Okla., was killed in a fiery cruiser wreck Sunday night while he was responding to an emergency call in Laverne.
The collision which occurred just after midnight caused him to become trapped in the vehicle as it caught fire, according to ODMP. It took rescue crews three hours to extricate Deputy Coen from his vehicle.