Oklahoma law officer killed in fiery crash

Oklahoman Published: June 13, 2012
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LAVERNE (AP) — Funeral services have been scheduled for a law enforcement officer who was killed when his patrol car crashed and burned in Harper County.

The Harper County Sheriff's Office says services for reserve deputy and Laverne police officer Charlie Coen will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Anadarko. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko.

Undersheriff Derek Seevers says Coen was working as a reserve deputy when he was killed Sunday while responding to a request for assistance by Laverne police.

Seevers says Coen went off U.S. Highway 64 in a curve and crashed into hay bales. Coen managed to call for an ambulance but was trapped inside the patrol car when the hay caught fire and burned the car.


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