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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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As another New Year came in 2015 I never forget what a tragedy it was to loose you on 1-1-2011.My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and fellow officers.Thanks for your service,and may you rest in peace,in your heavenly home.

Chief Deputy R.H.Beltner
Taylor County Sheriffs Dept. Grafton,Wv.
January 4, 2015

 

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