Condolences to the Coleman family.
Via Southwest Border Sheriffs:
The burglary suspect, whose name was not released, was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy after he opened fire, according to Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Deputy William Coleman, 50, a 20-year veteran, the first deputy killed since 1995, was one of three who responded just after 4 a.m. Sunday to a report of a burglary in progress on Anthem Way just east of I-17, Arpaio said.
"Unfortunately, one of our deputies was killed in the line of today," Arpaio said. "It is extremely sad, for everyone. He was an excellent officer."
The Officer Down Memorial Page:
Deputy Sheriff William Coleman
End of Watch: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
100 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 876-1000
Deputy William Coleman- RIP.