City still reeling from officer’s death

A pair of U.S. flags waved in the Tuesday morning breeze outside headquarters of the San Marcos Police Department, in memory of slain officer Ken Copeland. DAILY RECORD PHOTOS BY DENISE CATHEY

Officer Killed

Flags flew at half-mast over San Marcos on Tuesday in honor of San Marcos Police Department Officer Ken Copeland.

Governor Greg Abbott ordered all Texas flags to be lowered throughout the area in memory of the veteran officer who was slain in what is normally a routine police activity — serving an arrest warrant.

“As the San Marcos community and Police Department continue to mourn the tragic death of officer Kenneth Copeland, I’ve ordered Texas flags to be lowered in remembrance of his courage and bravery,” Abbott said. “I ask that all Texans continue to join Cecilia and I in prayer for officer Copeland’s family during this difficult time.”

Flowers were also placed near the front door of the San Marcos Police Department.

Memorials have sprung up at the San Marcos Police Department, where a badge affixed to a tree says simply “Love.”

A candlelight service marking Copeland’s “End of Watch” and the continuing support of his family and co-workers will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Hays County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos.

A prayer and moment of silence will be led by Pastor Robin Steele of Promiseland Church.

San Marcos Daily Record

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