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Sergeant Oliver S. Hopkins | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Sergeant

Oliver S. Hopkins

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, July 2, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 7/2/1915

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Sentenced to two years

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Sergeant Oliver Hopkins was killed when his police motorcycle was intentionally struck by a suspect in a pickup truck. Upon being hit his motorcycle got stuck under the truck and he was dragged more than a block. He succumbed to injuries while in surgery three hours later. The suspect was later arrested by the chief of police and subsequently sentenced to two years.

Sergeant Hopkins had been promoted to sergeant the previous day and requested he stay on motorcycle patrol. He had served with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, children, and parents.

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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 97th anniversary year of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 21, 2012

 

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