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Thousands Pay Tribute to Slain Florida Deputy

December 14, 2010  | 

Thousands of relatives, co-workers and other officers paid tribute at the memorial service for slain Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff's Dep. Brandon Coates, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Coates was fatally shot Dec. 9 during a traffic stop. Suspect Brandon Lyals, 29, later fatally shot himself.

At a brief ceremony on Monday, bagpipers played "Going Home," and widow Virginia Coates stood with fellow deputies at her side.

Read the full story at OrlandoSentinel.com.

Related:

Florida Deputy Fatally Shot During Vehicle Stop

Tags: Officer Memorials, Orange County (Fla.) Sheriff


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