Thursday, October 20, 2016
CALIFORNIA: Modoc County sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, shot & killed - the 4th on-duty California officer to die in 2 weeks
Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a reported assault or disturbance about 10:30 a.m. in a rural area 10 miles south of Alturas, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
While responding, Hopkins — a sworn sheriff’s deputy since 2015 — was gunned down.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting, which prompted a massive response from state and federal law enforcement, including officers from the California Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service. The shooting is under investigation by the CHP as well as authorities from neighboring counties’ sheriff’s offices.
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