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Honor Guard - Datan Celebration of Life

The Celebration of Life for Deputy Gil Datan of the Coos County SO will be Sunday April 26 (this Sunday) in Coos Bay The service will be held at North Bend HS at 3:30pm We will have access to the school at 8am. Assignments will be finalized by 9:30 with rehersals starting promptly at 10. It will be a full honors service.

Edgewater Inn Coos Bay 541-267-0423

Best Western Holiday Hotel Coos Bay 541-269-5111

Mill Casino 800-953-4800

If you are able to attend the Celebration of Life for Deputy Gil Datan, we have a minor request: bring a department patch. They will be given to the family. Thanks

Deputy Gil Datan Celebration of Life


On the afternoon of April 20th, 2015 the Coos County Sheriff’s Office lost one of its own with the Line of Duty Death of Deputy Gil Datan.    

He was patrolling a remote area south east of Coos Bay on an ATV.  Co workers began searching for Gil when he did not report in at the end of shift.  The search was difficult, the area he was in accessible only by an undeveloped & overgrown road system, lack of wireless phone service and limited radio coverage.  His body was found around 10pm Monday night.  

Gil's history in law enforcement on the south coast stretches back nearly twenty years.  He worked with Myrtle Point Police, North Bend Police, Confederated Tribal Police and Reedsport Police Departments before joining the Sheriff's Office in 2009.  He was assigned to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team before transferring to an assignment in our Timber Division about two months ago.  
The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation in preparing services for Deputy Datan.  A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 3:30 PM at the North Bend High School, 2323 Pacific Street, North Bend, Oregon.


Citizens interested in helping support the Datan Family in their time of loss with monetary contributions may do so in one of two ways:

1.     Go to the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation website at oregonfallenbadge.com and follow the link marked “Donate to OFBF”.

When making your donation, after entering your payment information and going to the next page, click on the “Add special instructions for recipient” and type “for the Datan Family” before submitting your payment.

2.     You may drop off a donation to the Datan Family in cash or check at the main office of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, Coos County Courthouse, 250 North Baxter Street, Coquille, Oregon 97523.

Please make checks out to the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation and
include “for the Datan Family” on the memo line.


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2015 Memorial To Oregon's Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

List of Oregon Law Enforcement Officer Memorials May 2015

DPSST in Salem, Oregon State Memorial Tuesday May 5th, honor guard arrival for assignments 0800.

Multnomah County, Monday May 11th, Hansen Building on Glisan, honor guard arrival 1100, ceremony at 1300.

PPB Memorial, Tuesday May 12th, Waterfront, honor guard arrival 0900, ceremony at 1200.

Clackamas County, Wednesday May 13th, Brooks Building on Sunnybrook Blvd., honor guard arrival 1100, ceremony at 1300.

Honor and Tradition

The Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation (OFBF) was founded in the spring of 2011 by several law enforcement honor guard members and police survivors from within the state of Oregon to provide support for the planning and execution of law enforcement memorial services throughout the state in order to ensure fallen officers are given full honors for their sacrifice.  The law enforcement honor guard community seeks to maintain the highest order of honor, tradition, and ceremony within the greater law enforcement community, and law enforcement memorial services provide the highest level of tribute and honor to its fallen members.

Funded entirely by private and public donations, the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization. As such, all donations made to the foundation are tax deductible.