Town Marshal Lafayette C. Copas

Town Marshal Lafayette C. Copas

Rocky Hill Station Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 8, 1908

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Lafayette C. Copas

Town Marshal Lafayette Copas was shot and killed by the cousin of a man he had just arrested. The cousin confronted Marshal Copas, began to argue with him, and then shot him. The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years.

Marshal Copas was survived by his wife and one child. He was predeceased by a second child.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years


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am privileged to be the first to leave a reflection for you.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 22, 2012

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