Funeral held for slain San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Funeral services for slain San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland were held Wednesday.
Officer Copeland was shot and killed December 4th while trying to serve an arrest warrant.
He has been described as kind, thoughtful, and compassionate towards everyone he met.
"Kenneth Malcolm Copeland was a rare individual, he touched the lives of everyone he encountered, he treated all people with kindness, compassion, understanding and respect,” said close friend Joe Fratangelo.
Wednesday, the Community Bible Church was filled with friends, family, and first responders from across the state to honor Officer Copeland.
"Its times like this when we realize that the silent majority is not so silent and they show us the love and support that they have for us,” said San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp.
Officer Copeland served the San Marcos police department for nearly 20 years and was in public service for most of his life. There were tears and there were laughs today as he was remembered. Those closest to him say he loved to collect things, some said he would collect anything, but it was deeper than just the stuff he found.
"It didn't matter who, it didn't matter where, Ken always looked for ways to connect with others. He had so many amazing stories of the people that he would connect with over stuff,” said close friend Jeff Caldwell.
Officer Copeland leaves behind his wife and 4 sons, all of which we are told, he adored. His family and friends asked today, don't remember ken for how he died, but remember him for how he lived.
"There will be a day when we are reunited with Ken and I would like to think that in heaven there is Topo Chico mineral water and one day we will be reunited,” said Steven Greek.