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LPD officer laid to rest
Polk County Enterprise - May 2008
LIVINGSTON — Livingston said goodbye to Officer Caran Coward at a memorial service at First United Methodist Church Thursday. Coward was escorted by an honor guard of Livingston Police Officers and Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies to Beaumont for a final memorial service and interrment. Details of Coward’s on-duty shooting death remains under investigation. Early reports on the investigation show the fatal shots were fired by her husband, Randy Coward at their residence.

Randy Coward then turned the gun on himself. A memorial fund has been established for Caran Coward’s three children: Megan, Nathaniel and Phillip. Donations can be made to First National Bank in Livingston, account number 2410389. She graduated as valedictorian of her r class at the Angelina College Police Academy.

She began her law enforcement career in telecommunications with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, the licensing agency for Texas peace officers. She became a reserve officer with PCSO on Oct. 17, 2003 and accepted a regular, full-time officer position with the Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD prior to becoming an LPD officer.

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