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MCSO Academy Class completes Coleman Memorial Run in honor of Deputy Bill Coleman


ANTHEM – Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Academy Class #140 honored fallen MCSO officer Deputy Bill Coleman through the Bill Coleman Memorial Run in Anthem on June 7. 

Twice a year, MCSO Academy graduates participate in this memorial run in memory of Deputy Coleman’s 20 years of faithful service to his community. The run includes 977 exercise repetitions in the Coleman Field at the Anthem Community Park. Deputy Coleman’s badge number was 977; an MCSO helicopter was designated #977 after his death, and that helicopter circled above the ceremony at the end of the run.

Deputy Coleman was shot and killed in the line of duty on Jan. 8, 2012, while responding to a burglary call in Anthem. He was respected throughout the department and the north valley, and the community continues to remember and honor his service and sacrifice.