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Officer Shot in the Line of Duty

A recent article by the Abilene Reporter-News stated that an officer was shot Monday, December 4th in San Marcos while he was attempting to serve a warrant. Police identified the man as Officer Kenneth Copeland, a 58-year-old who has been with the department for 19 years. Statements issued by officials regarding the incident say that Officer Copeland was wearing a protective vest when he was shot multiple times by the unnamed assailant. The suspect engaged in a brief standoff with police and was also shot, although they do not know if the wound was self-inflicted or cause by police fire. Copeland was taken to Central Texas Medical Center where he later succumbed to his wounds. 

Dangerous Work

Most people would agree that doing police work can be highly dangerous at times. While this story is indicative of this reality, police are not the only people who put themselves in danger to earn a living. People who work jobs in the construction or oil and gas industries can also face dangers when they are trying to work. These deadly incidents that can leave families grieving are devastating to the surviving members of the family. The loss of a loved one can put a severe financial strain on the people who are affected by the lost family member. This burden can be made even heavier when the person who was killed was the sole source of income for the family.  At the Galbreath Law Firm, we understand that no amount of money is going to replace a family member who was taken prematurely. However, it may help you to recover from the expenses that may have been incurred as a result of hospital visits and final preparations. 

Employers are responsible for taking care of their employees. They are supposed to have a safe place for people to work. If a person is injured on the job, no matter what line of work they are in, they may be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. We can help you navigate the sea of legal issues when it comes to taking action against an employer about an injury suffered at work. 

Work Injury Lawyer in Abilene, TX

Galbreath Law Firm is here to listen to you. We offer a free initial consultation that gives you the opportunity to tell us about your accident. We take this time to listen and talk to you about your potential case. This discussion also allows us the opportunity to evaluate your case and see how we may be able to offer any help. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an accident at work, then please contact us to talk to a member of our team and see what we can do to help you.