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Officer David W. Copleman | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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David W. Copleman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, April 6, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 10503

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Copleman was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a speeding motorist in Ventura County. During the pursuit an oncoming van swerved to avoid traffic, colliding head-on and killing Officer Copleman. The motorcycle driver was eventually apprehended and charged in connection with Officer Copleman's death.

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