County Sheriff Gary Cutler (right) pose with the bronze statue of fallen San Marcos Police Officer Ken Copeland, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 4, 2017, following a public remembrance ceremony at the Hays County Government Center on Dec. 11, 2018. Daily Record file photo
SMPD to host Copeland memorial
The San Marcos Police Department will honor fallen officer Kenneth Copeland with a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, which marks two years since he was killed in the line of duty.
Copeland was shot and killed while serving a warrant on Dec. 4, 2017.
Wednesday’s memorial will take place at the San Marcos Police Station — 2300 South Interstate 35 — at 2:45 p.m. The ceremony will consist of a brief prayer of remembrance by Pastor Jeff Latham, volunteer chaplain for SMPD. The memorial will be held in front of a tree planted in Copeland’s honor at the station in 2018.