"This situation has been devastating for Cpl. Coleman," the department said in a press release. "This is a tragic occurrence that has left the entire organization mourning a terrible loss. It also illustrates how easy it is to become distracted, and how quickly heat can affect those that we love that are particularly vulnerable to it."
Coleman will not face criminal charges, although sanctions will be taken against him by the city and the police department, according to the department.
The Gulf Shores Police department has not yet responded to The Dodo's request for comment.