Chief of Police Charles E. Copeland

Chief of Police Charles E. Copeland

Kennewick Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, April 2, 1933

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Charles E. Copeland

Chief Copeland succumbed to injuries received three days earlier when he was struck by a train while investigating a call of a suspicious character at the Eastside warehouse at 2000 hours. The train was moving without lights when it struck him, causing major injuries.
Chief Copeland had served as Chief on three separate occasions and had been in law enforcement for 20 years.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Friday, March 31, 1933

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Copeland.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2020

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