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San Marcos Police Officer Fatally Shot Serving Warrant, Suspect in Custody

San Marcos Police Officer Fatally Shot Serving Warrant, Suspect in Custody

A Texas police officer has died after being shot multiple times by a suspect while serving a warrant.

Another officer rushed Copeland to the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, where medical staff worked to save his life. "I ask that all Texans continue to join Cecilia and I in prayer for officer Copeland's family during this hard time".

- The San Marcos Police Department are reporting that a police officer has been shot and killed.

Copeland, who was wearing his protective vest, was taken to Central Texas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He will be placed back into police custody when he is medically stable.

A Hays County SWAT team assisted the San Marcos Police Department during the standoff with the suspect, officials stated. He is survived by his wife and four children, according to Dallas News.

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"His picture's hanging in different parts of this Police Department because everybody loved him".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) offered his condolences to Copeland's family and ordered the city's flags lowered to half-staff in his honor.

The school was locked down after the shooting. We remember the sacrifices our men and women in law enforcement make every day.

In a separate statement, the governor said, "Today we grieve for the family of the fallen San Marcos police officer, and we vow swift justice for the killer".

"There's a lot of great officers", Higgins said. We have to appreciate the fine men and women that are out there serving the public's interest.