Police Officer John Carroll Koppin

Police Officer John Carroll Koppin

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, December 26, 1984

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John Carroll Koppin

Police Officer John Koppin was accidentally shot and killed when his service revolver discharged while he was cleaning it at 17 North Hibiscus Drive.

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 he had served with the Miami Beach Police Department for only two years.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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You are still loved and not forgotten after all this time. May you name never be forgotten. God bless you, your loved ones, and all that keep you in their hearts. Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Special Agent Christopher Di Leonardo
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

January 29, 2020

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