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Condolences to the Coleman family.
A Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy was slain early Sunday after a burgary suspect opened fire at him at an Anthem medical plaza, sheriff’s deputies said.
The burglary suspect, whose name was not released, was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy after he opened fire, according to Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Deputy William Coleman, 50, a 20-year veteran, the first deputy killed since 1995, was one of three who responded just after 4 a.m. Sunday to a report of a burglary in progress on Anthem Way just east of I-17, Arpaio said.
“Unfortunately, one of our deputies was killed in the line of today,” Arpaio said. “It is extremely sad, for everyone. He was an excellent officer.”
Deputy Sheriff William Coleman
End of Watch: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
100 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 876-1000
Deputy William Coleman- RIP.