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Police Officer Kenneth Copeland | San Marcos Police Department, Texas San Marcos Police Department, Texas

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


Rest in peace Officer Copeland. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten.

December 5, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Copeland and the San Marcos Police Department. May God Bless All Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Sgt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN
December 5, 2017

Do not hang your heads stand tall and straight. We are the line in the sand that makes a difference be proud for what you do it is a noble cause. My Gods light shine upon those who have fallen and may his hands guide those who are still here. Rest In Peace Officer Copeland you are in good hands.

Retired NYPD Highway Patrol Christopher
December 5, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers for your family and brothers and sisters in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
December 5, 2017

RIP my brother. God bless you and your loved ones. Thank you for your service.

Field training officer ( retired ) Samue
Venice Police Department
December 5, 2017

Thank you Officer Copeland for your many years of unselfish service and mentoring. Bless your family, agency and whole community as they deal with this great loss. Our family has experienced a loss of a family member to a line of duty death. We are here to support your family and agency and honor your service. Rest in peace.

Tom Kelley
Texas School Safety Center
December 5, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department
December 5, 2017

Rest in Peace!

Bryan Waltz (Ptl., Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD
December 5, 2017

Eternal Rest grant unto you, may the Perpetual light shine upon you, may you ret in Peace.

Lt. James Garred (Ret)
Livonia Police Dept. Michigan
December 5, 2017

RIP Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the SMPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD
December 5, 2017

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Mathew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
December 5, 2017

R.I.P My Brother

Deputy M. Peacock
December 5, 2017

Rest In Peace my brother. Thank you for your service. May God grant you eternal rest. May he also grant your family, friends, and coworkers the strength they will need during he rough days ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon Police Dept NY
December 5, 2017

On behalf of my family and myself we offer our deepest condolences to Officer Copeland's family, his family and friends in blue, and to the citizens of San Marcos as they mourn the loss of Officer Copeland. God bless him and all who knew and loved him.

Michelle McEllis
December 5, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli
December 5, 2017

Ken, Seems as only the other day, you and i were driving to Austin and going through the Peace Officer academy, going through our probation together, just doing the day in an day out of being a Texas Peace Officer. We are better people for having known you, I thank God for putting you in my life. God Bless you

GS13 Harvey Clark
Former SMPD (431)
December 5, 2017

This makes my heart sick. I'm so sorry for your loss. Blue Lives Matter.

Admin Asst. III
Texas Department of Public Safety
December 5, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
December 5, 2017

My heart breaks for his family, friends and department. Sending my sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of your HERO.

Thank you for your lifetime of dedicated, loyal and unwavering service to your country and community. You will forever live on in the hearts of all who love you and those who support you and your family.

God Bless you HERO ...RIP...Gone but NEVER Forgotten.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012
December 5, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the news of Officer Copeland's death in the line of duty service his community and our Nation. May the Amazing Grace of God strengthen his family and friends during this very difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office
December 5, 2017

RIP my brother we will take it from here!!!

Deputy Constable Manny Torres
Tarrant County Constables Office PCT.3
December 5, 2017

Rest in peace, my friend, and may God Bless you and your family. We will never forget you.

Michael Towne
SHSU 1982
December 5, 2017

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
My condolences to family and friends and may God Bless you all.
Rest in peace brother.

ron brandin
San Antonio Police Department (Retired)
December 5, 2017

Rest in Peace Officer Copeland. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Parole Supervisor Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
December 5, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Copeland and the San Marcos Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Copeland, for your service.

National Police Wives Association
December 5, 2017


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