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Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Michelle Hopper | Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

Suzanne Michelle Hopper

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 12-69

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was shot and killed after responding to a call of a window being shot out at a trailer park in Enon.

While conducting a preliminary investigation, Deputy Hopper observed a footprint and took out a camera to photograph it. As she was taking photographs, a male opened the door to his trailer and fired one shot at Deputy Hopper with a shotgun, killing her.

Additional deputies and officers from area police departments arrived at the scene and surrounded the trailer. A standoff ensued in which dozens of shots were fired between the suspect and officers. A police officer from the German Township Police Department was wounded and the suspect was ultimately killed during the shootout.

Deputy Hopper had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. She is survived by her husband, two children, and two stepchildren.

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Eventhough I personally did not know Deputy Suzanne Hopper I can tell that she was an outstanding individual. However there isnt any words that could describe my gratitude and respect for Deputy Hopper. What puts me in awe was that she knew the dangers of this career and still followed through with it. "Real heroes do not wear capes" This saying posted in my Criminal Justice class speaks the truth and it is people like Deputy Hopper that inspire me to become a peace officer in the future. Unfourtunately the day she fell was an extreme tragedy and an unfair one as well. Thank you for your service and I honestly wish I could have met you, a true hero. May you rest in peace.

civilian, Hector Navarro
Explorer for the San Diego Sheriff Department, in Califronia
May 15, 2015

 

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