Officer Rank: Corporal

Memorial Panel: 48-W: 23

Department: Beaufort County, South Carolina, S.D.

End of Watch: 01/08/2002

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 35

Length of Service: 1

Corporal Coursen and Corporal Dana Tate responded to a domestic disturbance call where a citizen was taken hostage at gun-point. After entering the residence, both officers were shot and killed with a high-powered assault rifle.

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