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Chief of Police Chase Stapp
San Marcos Police Department
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 753-2108
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Police Officer Kenneth Copeland was shot and killed while attempting to serve a search warrant. Officer Copeland was shot multiple times and transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Copeland is the 43rd officer to be shot and killed in 2017 and the fourteenth officer fatality from the state of Texas. Additionally, this is San Marcos Police Department's first line of duty death in the department's history.