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Photograph: Chief Superintendent Doug Coates

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Chief Superintendent Doug Coates
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 57
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Natural disaster
Date of Incident: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Incident Location: Overseas
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Chief Superintendent Doug Coates and Sergeant Mark Gallagher were killed when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Both officers were among 82 other Canadian police officers who were assigned to the RCMP's International Peace Operations Branch and had been deployed to Haiti to help train local law enforcement officers.

When the earthquake struck, the buildings that Sergeant Gallagher and Superintendent Coates were in collapsed, killing them.

The earthquake killed an estimated 150,000 people.

Superintendent Coates is survived by his wife and three children.

Related Line of Duty Deaths
Patch image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, FederalSergeant Mark Gallagher
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, CAN
EOW: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Cause of Death: Natural disaster

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