K9 Officer Ryan Patrick Copeland

K9 Officer Ryan Patrick Copeland

McFarland Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, November 23, 2015

Ryan Patrick Copeland

K9 Officer Ryan Copeland was killed in a vehicle collision on County Highway N, near Bublitz Road in the town of Albion, at approximately 12:30 pm.

He was just beginning his shift and was traveling westbound when a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources pickup truck crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on. Officer Copeland succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

It is believed that the DNR vehicle went out of control due to slushy conditions during a period of snow.

Officer Copeland was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the McFarland Police Department for three years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge K8435
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 31, 2018

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