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Town Marshal Lafayette C. Copas | Rocky Hill Station Police Department, Kentucky Rocky Hill Station Police Department, Kentucky

Town Marshal

Lafayette C. Copas

Rocky Hill Station Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, August 8, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Town Marshal Lafayette Copas was shot and killed by the cousin of a man he had just arrested. The cousin confronted Marshal Copas, began to argue with him, and then shot him.

Marshal Copas was survived by his wife and one child. He was predeceased by a second child.

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am privileged to be the first to leave a reflection for you.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 22, 2012

 

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