Sunday, October 17, 2010

3 Former CMPD Officers Passed Away This Week

Please take time today to remember their service and devotion to our community.

Jack Clinard Malone, age 79, of Charlotte passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010.

He was born September 26, 1931 in Cleveland County NC son of the late Percy C. and Frances Whitesides Malone. Mr. Malone was a Charlotte City Police Officer retiring after 22 years of service, He was a former member of the Masons, a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church formerly Chantilly Baptist Church. He was a dedicated son, loved watching TV and visiting friends.

More about Mr. Malone as well as dates and times of services here.

Benjamin Franklin Copeland, III 79, of Charlotte, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at CMC Mercy Hospital.

He was born October 28, 1930 in Charlotte, NC to Benjamin F. Copeland Jr. and Mary Lantz Copeland. Known to his friends as Frank, he graduated from Central High School in Charlotte and went on to attend Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC where his involvement with the Glee Club helped developed his love for music, especially gospel. Years later after starting a family, Frank went back to complete his education and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Law Enforcement.

He served Charlotte for 27 years in the Charlotte Police Department and was proud to be the first officer in North Carolina assigned full-time to an interracial police partnership in 1968. He moonlighted as police security at the original Charlotte Coliseum, joined by his wife 'Keet' who worked concessions so they could have more time together.

More about More about Mr.Copeland as well as dates and times of services here.

Lisa Marie Price Shupe, 45, of Denver, NC, formerly of Charlotte, was granted her Angel Wings on Saturday October 16, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

Her final days, she was surrounded by her family and friends whom she has touched. Born March 4, 1965 in Mecklenburg County she was the daughter of Leroy Cline of Mooresville, NC and Jeanette Callahan of Charlotte.

She gave her life to Christ at the age of 16 and loved doing the Lord's work. She was an active member of Cornerstone Church in Denver and graduated with honors from Paw Creek Christian Academy in 1983. She attained a degree in Criminal Justice from CPCC and began work with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department in September of 1986. Her greatest moments as a Police Officer were teaching Kids D.A.R.E. She retired from CMPD after 20 years of service.

More about Ms. Shupe as well as dates and times of services here.


Anonymous said...

We are all saddened by the passing of Lisa Shupe. Everyone should know of her service and dedication but also to the service of her husband, who is a firefighter with Charlotte Fire Department on Engine 7 in NoDa. Please pray for Frank and his family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Good of you to acknowledge their passing Cedar. Good ppl all of them, and all of them much too young.