Officer Kenneth Copeland

Officer Kenneth Copeland

San Marcos Police Department, Texas

  • Age: 58
  • Tour: 19 years
  • End of Watch: December 4, 2017
  • Chair Delivery: February 26, 2018
Police Officer Ken Copeland was shot and killed while he and other officers attempted to serve a warrant on a man wanted for a crime of violence.  The officers were ambushed at the man’s home. Officer Copeland, who was wearing a vest, was struck multiple times.
He was transported in a patrol car to Central Texas Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.