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Police Officer Trey Copeland

Cotton Valley Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Trey Copeland

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 22, 2021

RIP Officer Copeland. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Cotton Valley and Webster Parish

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

September 19, 2021

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

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

September 16, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 16, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Forged by the Sea"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 13, 2021

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to your community.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

September 11, 2021

Our Deepest Condolences to the family and co workers may all find peace

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

September 9, 2021

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

National Police Wives Association

September 9, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 9, 2021

To the family and friends of Officer Trey Copeland, I would like to offer my sincere condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss. Officer Copeland’s service to this nation and the people of Louisiana will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

September 8, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

September 8, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Trey Copeland. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets in Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and ask Members of the Cotton Valley Police Department, Louisiana.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

September 8, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 8, 2021

Police Officer Trey Copeland, thank you for your service to America and the citizens of Cotton Valley. May God watch over you, your family and all people that put on a badge and protect and serve. God’s Speed sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 8, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Copeland.
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Cotton Valley Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 8, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

September 8, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Officer Trey Copeland during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Trey Copeland.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 8, 2021

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

September 8, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

September 8, 2021

RIP SIR

Msgt. Brian Daigle
Louisiana DOC (Retired)

September 7, 2021

R.I.P Officer Trey Copeland

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

September 7, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Trey Copeland, and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Cotton Valley, Police Department, Louisiana. May GOD give comfort, peace, and understanding for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

September 7, 2021

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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 7, 2021

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 7, 2021

Praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

September 7, 2021

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