Escort will transport fallen officer's body back to San Marcos

06 December, 2017, 01:18 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • What We Know About the Man Accused of Killing San Marcos Officer

A San Marcos police officer is dead after being shot while serving a warrant Monday, police say.

"As the San Marcos community and Police Department continue to mourn the tragic death of officer Kenneth Copeland, I've ordered Texas flags to be lowered in remembrance of his courage and bravery", said Abbott.

A thin blue line has been added to the San Marcos police badge in the department's lobby.

Police are not identifying the suspect until he can be taken before a judge and formally charged, Stapp said.

The officer was pronounced deceased at 3:50 p.m.by Justice of the Peace Joann Prado. He is survived by his wife and four children, according to Dallas News.

Chief Stapp said the loss of Officer Copeland is painful for many in the police department.




Despite wearing protective gear, the shots struck the officer. Copeland and other officers present were shot at by the suspect, "much like in an ambush type of situation".

We pray for the family of the San Marcos police officer killed in the line of duty.

A nearby elementary school was placed on lock down and students who were outside at the time waiting to be picked up were brought back inside the building.

"I can tell you, I saw a lot of crying", he said.

The officer is the 119th law enforcement official to be killed in the line of duty this year, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides called Copeland a "member of our family" and asked for the city to rally around men and women in law enforcement.

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