Texas Police Officer Working on Off Day Fatally Shot While Serving Warrant

Katie Hall
SAN MARCOS, Texas — A San Marcos police officer who was working on his day off was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant on the shooting suspect, who was wounded and taken into custody after a standoff with authorities, city officials said.
Officer Kenneth Copeland, a 58-year-old father of four and a husband who was previously in the U.S. Coast Guard, is the first San Marcos police officer to be killed in the line of duty, San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp said.
Copeland was serving a warrant at the El Camino Real subdivision when he was shot multiple times, officials said. Police did not provide the exact street where the shooting happened.
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