Procession Scheduled for Slain Modoc Deputy Jack Hopkins
Posted On: Oct 20, 2016
ALTURAS, Calif. - A procession will be held in Modoc and Shasta Counties Thursday morning in honor of slain Modoc County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins.
According to the Modoc County Sheriff's Office, the procession will leave Kerrs Mortuary in Alturas at 10 a.m. Thursday, then proceed up Main Street. It will continue on Highway 299 west to Redding. All fire departments , EMS, and law enforcement agencies are welcome along with members of the public.
Wednesday night, a procession of 26 law enforcement vehicles drove slowly through Alturas with lights flashing in a silent tribute to Hopkins.
Hopkins, 31, was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call Wednesday morning near County Roads 115 and 170, about 10 miles south of Alturas. Authorities have not released the name of the suspect who is in custody.
The Modoc County Sheriff's office has scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Thursday. They are expected to release more information about the incident.
Hopkins is the fourth law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in California in less than two weeks.
On October 5, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen, 53, was fatally shot as he responded to a burglary report in Lancaster.
On October 8, Palm Springs Police Officers Lesley Zerebny, 27, and Jose "Gil" Gega, 63, were shot and killed after a gang member fired an assault rifle through a metal screen door as they responded to a domestic disturbance call.