YREKA, CA. - The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office announced details about the planned memorial service for slain Modoc County Deputy Jack Hopkins.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO), in partnership with many local state and local law enforcement agencies, is hosting the memorial service for slain Modoc County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jack Hopkins on Saturday, November 5.
The memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be conducted at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, located at 1712 Fairlane Road in Yreka. The memorial service will be held in the fairgrounds Collier Pavilion, most commonly referred to as the "Arena".
The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is anticipating a large showing for the memorial service, which will feature a fitting tribute to a fallen hero. The program will honor him, his family, his friends, Modoc County Sheriff's Office co-workers, and the many friends he made throughout his lifetime in Siskiyou County and Modoc County.
Modoc Sheriff Mike Poindexter will preside over the memorial service. Numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement and public safety representatives, elected officials, and the public are anticipated to attend the event.
Officials said all attendees are advised to arrive early for parking, signing of a tribute book, and seating, since the event venue site is anticipated to be very congested with attendees. There will be signs and attendants to assist attendees with parking and seating.
There will be a screening at the main entrance to the fairgrounds and attendees are asked to refrain from brining backpacks or large purses or parcels into the venue site.
Programs will be handed out for the memorial service. Sheriff Jon Lopey said, "I would like to thank all the federal, state, and local law enforcement, other public service agencies, and Siskiyou Golden Fair officials, for the vital role they have played in helping us plan for this memorial service on behalf of the Modoc County Sheriff's Office and more importantly, a fallen hero and his family".
Lopey added, "I also want to thank all our citizens for the overwhelming outpouring of respect, support, compassion, prayers, acts of kindness, and love that has been offered in support of Deputy Hopkins, his family, co-workers, friends, and countless work associates, which has made a very, very difficult time of grieving more bearable for all involved, despite the irrevocable loss we all feel."
Deputy Jack Hopkins was raised in Siskiyou County and was a graduate of Yreka High School. Deputy Hopkins has many family members and friends in the local area.
Modoc County Sheriff Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was killed in the line of duty on October 19 while responding to a disturbance call near County Roads 115 and 170, about 10 miles south of Alturas.
The suspect, Jack Lee Breiner, 47, from Alturas, pled not guilty in Modoc County Court October 28 to the charges of murder, attempted murder, assault on a peace office while performing his duties with enhancements for using an assault weapon and being a felon in possession of a weapon. Breiner could face the death penalty.