January 2007: A woman accuses Coyne, then a Mesa County sheriff’s deputy, of sexually assaulting her during a nighttime drug raid at her home. Coyne already has accepted a job with the Grand Junction Police Department. Mesa County authorities never inform Grand Junction of the allegation. Mesa County authorities do not investigate the accusation.
December 2008: A woman alleges Coyne sexually assaulted her several days after he transported her to a mental health and detoxification facility. Mesa County prosecutors decline to bring criminal charges in that case, but Grand Junction police place Coyne on employment probation and cut his pay. Coyne says the two had consensual sex.
September 2009: A woman alleges Coyne raped her in her home. She had sought help for a teenage son, who was thought to be detonating explosives in a shed near her home. Coyne kills himself several days later after authorities fired him and arrested him on a rape charge.