Flagstaff, Ariz. - Coconino County Sheriff Bill Pribil is pleased to announce that Detective Sergeant Jim Coffey has been promoted to the position of Flagstaff Patrol Lieutenant for the Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).
Lt. Coffey began his career at the CCSO in June 1991. In February 1995 he promoted to Corporal, and in May 2001 he promoted to Sergeant. In 2006, he was transferred from the Williams Substation to the Criminal Investigations section. Before joining the Sheriff's Office, he worked for the Williams Police Department, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, and served over four years active duty with the United States Marine Corps.
Lt. Coffey has had a distinguished career in law enforcement. While with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, he received a distinguished service award for his response to an armed suicidal subject and an Officer of the Year award. After joining the CCSO, Lt. Coffey has continued his commitment to the law enforcement profession and community service. His personnel file is filled with appreciation letters from citizens and other agencies. Topics include appreciation of his professionalism in dealing with victims, providing public assists, resolving conflicts, responding to emergency events, serving on dignitary protection teams, and assistance with several high profile cases.
Lt. Coffey is the recipient of a Life Saving Award and is a lead member of the CCSO's Armory Staff. He is the recipient of a Medal of Valor and a Purple Heart Award for a gunshot injury he sustained during an officer involved shooting with an armed wanted subject during a traffic stop in Tusayan.
During part of his career, Lt. Coffey was the resident sergeant for the northern part of the
Williams Patrol District and lived in Tusayan. He is credited with developing strong community relations with businesses, citizens, and visitors. He also developed close working relations with the National Park Service at Grand Canyon. Due to his unwavering commitment to community service, these strong relations continue today. In 2005 he received the Exchange Club Officer of the Year Award for his work in the Williams/Grand Canyon communities. Lt. Coffey brings much experience and knowledge to the role of Flagstaff Patrol sergeant. He is dedicated to the mission of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office and to the development of new and less experienced employees.