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Beverly Hills Police Mourns Loss of Veteran Detective

During his tenure, Det. Gabriel "Gabe" Coyoca was the recipient of several commendations and a co-recipient of the Felix Rothschild Award.

Credit: BHPD
Credit: BHPD
Beverly Hills Police Det. Gabriel “Gabe” Coyoca passed on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, after a nine month battle with Leukemia, caused by exposure to chemicals while enforcing narcotic laws.

Coyoca joined the BHPD in 2005 where he was assigned as a patrol officer. In 2007 he was selected as a detective and assigned to the Special Enforcement Section, handling vice, narcotics and other sensitive investigations.

During his tenure, he was the recipient of several commendations and a co-recipient of the Felix Rothschild Award.

Prior to joining the BHPD, Coyoca served with the Costa Mesa Police Department from 1996 to 2005 where he worked a variety of assignments including patrol, SWAT and Special Enforcement Detail encompassing gangs, parole, probation, vice and narcotics enforcement.

He is survived by his wife, 9-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter.

Private Services were held on Jan. 3. A college fund for his two young children has been established.

The Gabriel Coyoca Family Fund, in care of the Beverly Hills Employee Credit Union, 9298 W. Third Street, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 800-729-3802.

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