Patrolman James Hopkins

Patrolman James Hopkins

Palisades Interstate Park Police Department - New Jersey Section, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, September 10, 1937

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James Hopkins

Patrolman James Hopkins succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 9W in Alpine, New Jersey.

He was standing on the side of the road and flagged down two motorists. As the first car stopped it was struck by the second car, which then struck Patrolman Hopkins. He was transported to Englewood Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver who struck Patrolman Hopkins was arrested and charged with causing death by reckless driving.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 9, 1937

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 4, 2013

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