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CFO-elect Atwater Statement on Loss of Deputy Coates

12/9/2010

Contact:  Alexis Lambert
(850) 413-2842   

"Today we mourn the loss of Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Coates who was fatally shot last night while conducting a traffic stop."  Deputy Coates’ tragic death is a reminder of the great risk that our law enforcement officers take every day to keep our communities safe. 

" I cannot express enough gratitude for the life and service of Deputy Coates. Please remember his family and fellow law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."