George Frank Coffey

George Frank Coffey

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  • Name George Frank Coffey 
    Born 16 Jul 1878  Denton Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jun 1915 
    Cause: In line of duty 
    Buried Mt Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • G. Frank Coffey

      Age:
      36

      Length of Service:
      2 Years

      Location of Incident:
      NW 25th at N. Main

      Date of Injury:
      June 26, 1915

      Date of Death:
      June 26, 1915

      Burial:
      Mount Olivet Cemetery

      Summary:
      June 26, 1915. Captain Coffey had gone to the saloon of Buck Cooper & Son to arrest Ed Cooper. Cooper and Ed Spears, a stockyards cattleman had staged a fistfight earlier in the day.

      Ed Cooper offered to pay a fine, but refused to go to the police station. Captain Coffey insisted that Cooper accompany him to the police station. When Cooper began resisting, Captain Coffey drew his pistol and pointed it at Cooper. At this time, Captain Coffey and Ed Cooper were surrounded by a group of packinghouse men that had been in the saloon. Ed Cooper's brother, Tom Cooper, came up and shot Coffey four times, with the last shot going into Coffey's face. Coffey fell dead on the street.

      Tom Cooper was later charged with the murder of Captain Coffey, though he was never convicted of the crime.

      http://www.cfwfallenheroes.org/hero_George_Frank_Coffey-12 [1]
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15093272 [2]
    • Name: G. Frank Coffey
      Death Date: 26 Jun 1915
      Death Place: Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas
      Gender: Male
      Race: w
      Death Age: 38 years
      Estimated Birth Date: 1877
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      Film Number: 2051304
      Digital Film Number: 4165734
      Image Number: 282
      Reference Number: cn 13777
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    Person ID I11347  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father George Davis Coffey,   b. 17 Dec 1851, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, Denton Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4068  Group Sheet

    Father George Davis Coffey,   b. 17 Dec 1851, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Chinn's Chapel Cemetery, Copper Canyon, Denton Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5595  Group Sheet

    Family Fannie Card,   b. 4 Mar 1885, Denton Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1957, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1903  Denton Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jewell Frances Coffey,   b. 4 Jul 1906,   d. 30 Jul 1956, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Marvin Card Coffey,   b. 1905,   d. 8 Jan 1974, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Charles Milton Coffey,   b. 1914,   d. 20 Sep 1973  (Age 59 years)
     4. Hallie Coffey,   b. 27 Jul 1910,   d. 8 Jan 1996, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F4066  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Captain George Frank Coffey
    Captain George Frank Coffey
    George Frank and Fannie Card Coffey
    George Frank and Fannie Card Coffey
    Photo Courtesy of Charlotte W. Coffey

    Documents
    Police Captain Killed ---
G. Frank Coffey Slain in Street on North Side
    Police Captain Killed --- G. Frank Coffey Slain in Street on North Side
    Fort Worth Star Telegram
    June 27, 1915
    Page 1
    Police Captain Killed ---
G. Frank Coffey Slain in Street on North Side
    Police Captain Killed --- G. Frank Coffey Slain in Street on North Side
    Fort Worth Star Telegram
    June 27, 1915
    Page 2

    Headstones
    George Frank Coffey
    George Frank Coffey
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX

  • Sources 
    1. [S646] http://www.cfwfallenheroes.org.

    2. [S524] Findagrave.com.

    3. [S171] Texas Death Index 1890-1976.