Sean Copeland Texas father and son killed in Nice terror attacks: Identities of American family on lifetime vacation revealed in wake of Nice Bastille Day terror attack.
Son and father, hailing from the Austin area, were on ‘vacation of a lifetime’ with their family in the south of France when terror struck, as a suspect drove through a promenade at full bore deliberately aiming at revelers who’d gathered for local July 14, Independence day celebrations.
Read a statement issued on the family’s behalf early Friday morning, courtesy of Jess Davis: ‘We are heartbroken and in shock over the loss of Brodie Copeland, an amazing son and brother who lit up our lives, and Sean Copeland, a wonderful husband and father. They are so loved.’
Posted relative, Haley Copeland on Facebook after the attack: ‘By now many of you have heard about the 80 people that have died in nice, France today from a terrorist attack driving through a parade,’
‘2 of those 80 people were American and those 2 people happen to be uncle Sean and 11 year old cousin Brodie.’
‘They were there on vacation with my two other cousins and aunt celebrating a birthday.’
‘This is an extremely difficult time for my family and anyone who knows Sean and Brodie Copeland. Losing a loved one is hard no matter the circumstances but losing a loved one in such a tragic and unexpected way is unbearable. Prayers are much appreciated. #CopelandFamily #nice.’
Reacting to the carnage was Hill Country Baseball where Texas father, Sean Copeland and son had been well known to the group.
Underneath a picture of Brodie Copeland in the French Riviera surf a caption read:
‘Nobody deserves this type of fate, especially not such a wonderful family.’
To date, the U.S. State Department has yet to respond to the identities of those Americans killed or injured in Thursday night’s attack.