Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kenneth Copeland

San Marcos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 4, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Kenneth Copeland

May GOD rest your soul and comfort your loved ones at this time.

Your service will never be forgotten nor be in vain.

Thank you for your service as you join your brothers in blue that have paved the way and await you.

Deputy Sheriff Glen Allison (RET)
Tarrant County Texas Sheriff Dept

December 5, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

December 5, 2017

Thank You for your Service RIP Hero

Major Terry Jett
Montgomery AL Police Department

December 5, 2017

On behalf of the Tennessee Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer Copeland. In The Heart, Brother. We have the watch.

Vice President Logan Wilson
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Tennessee Zeta Chapter

December 5, 2017

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 2 we would like to send our condolences to the Copeland family and the entire San Marcos Police Department. Rest in Peace Officer Copeland.

Recruit Togias
Albany Police Department

December 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother.

Motor Officer Darrell Jones
Auburn Police Dept

December 5, 2017

Carry on, Sir. You join an honored Blue Line. Your colleagues will take care of your family while you are gone. It is great to know that Families are Forever.

Deputy Dennis Chapman (Ret)
Utah County Sheriff's Office

December 5, 2017

Our hearts and prayers are with officer Copeland's family. His service is a true example of those who risk their live that we might live ours. Thank you Office Copeland fir a job well done.

Police Chaplain Richar F. Myers
Millville New Jersey Police Department

December 5, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 5, 2017

God bless you Officer. May you Rest In Peace.

Retired M. Wasik
Lockport PD

December 5, 2017

Kindly accept my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of P.O. Copeland. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult moment.

Rest easy brother.

P.O. (Ret) Donalld Current

December 5, 2017



December 5, 2017

Thank you Officer Copeland for your service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

December 5, 2017

Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family, friends, and coworkers. Rest In Peace my brother in BLUE

Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

December 5, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

December 5, 2017

God bless you Sir for your service. You died in the line of duty. You died protecting all of us, and for this reason you are a true HERO.

Joe Neary
East Los Angeles Retired

December 5, 2017

Thank you for your many years of service. My deepest condolences and prayers to Officer Copeland's family. Rest in peace.

Retired Lr. Armen Hagopian
Highland Park Mi. Dept. Of Public Safety. (Police Dept.)

December 5, 2017

The time has come for you to rest Officer Copeland. Your service to the citizens of San Marcos has been noble and will not be forgotten. Your department has the work from here. Our prayers are many for you and your family, and the San Marcos police Department.

Michael Gillette
Round Lake Police Department, Illinois

December 5, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute!

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Kenny.

Chief Bob Lausten
La Vista (NE) Police, Sam Houston State, TDC

December 5, 2017

My prayers and tears going out to your family, may you now find your final peace. Tonight you're in the company of Angels. Your commitment to duty and the community was honorable and you will be remembered. Semper Fi brother

Sergeant Bill Ernser
Fremont PD , retired

December 5, 2017

Rest in peace Officer Copeland!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

December 5, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifices.

Law Enforcement Student
Banning High

December 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

December 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 5, 2017

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