- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) - A Coos County deputy sheriff doing a forest patrol on an all-terrain vehicle has died in an accident.

District Attorney R. Paul Frasier says it appears the deputy was trying to climb a steep slope Monday afternoon, and his four-wheel ATV rolled on top of him.

Frasier identifies the deputy as 43-year-old Gil Datan (DAY’-tuhn).

Frasier said a search was launched when Datan didn’t check in at the end of his shift. The body was found about 9:45 p.m.

The sheriff’s department patrols forests under contracts with federal and private land owners.

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