Texas Officer Shot And Killed While Serving Warrant

07 December, 2017, 02:58 | Author: Jason Torres
  • San Marcos police officer shot and killed while serving warrant

He was rushed to Central Texas Medical Center after officers were able to pull him from the scene.

A San Marcos, Texas, police officer attempted to serve a warrant on a suspect in the El Camino Real subdivision.

According to the release, the officer was serving the warrant with other officers and was wearing a protective vest.

"Ken is a hero", Stapp said during the press conference. Shortly after the officers arrive, the male suspect began firing at the officers, "much like in an ambush type of situation", Stapp said.

"Ken's a hero", said Police Chief Chase Stapp of the fallen officer.

The San Marcos Police officer shot and killed in the line of duty has been identified as 58-year-old Kenneth Copeland.

A San Marcos city official said the officer, who has not been named, died Monday afternoon following the altercation in San Marcos, about 30 miles south of Austin.

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The suspect was shot in an ensuing standoff and transported to a hospital for treatment. Copeland was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m.

The officer is the 119th law enforcement official to be killed in the line of duty this year, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. "Officers around our state courageously serve and deserve our utmost honor and respect, especially during this time", he said. "They are a part of our family as well and they did a great job".

Flags will remain at half-staff through sunset on the day of the officer's funeral, Abbott's order said.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued his condolences to the slain cop's family and promised the shooter will receive "swift justice".

"Along with everyone learning of a San Marcos police officer's murder today, I am deeply troubled and saddened". "His picture is hanging in different parts of this police department because everyone here loved him". He leaves behind a wife and four sons.

A suspect is in custody following a shootout with law enforcement.

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