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Officer John Koppin | Miami Beach Police Department, Florida Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

Officer

John Koppin

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 26, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Koppin was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon discharged while he was cleaning it. The round struck him in his leg, severing his femoral artery, causing him to bleed to death.
Officer Koppin was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been with the agency for only two years.

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It still hurts knowing you are not here to share my life and family with...you are not forgotten and I still miss you.

Jeff Koppin
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December 26, 2015

 

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