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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

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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