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


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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To My Grandfather..... 100 years have passed. I never knew you, but your son, Ernest Oliver Hopkins, was my Father. The best Father one could have hoped for. He was only 5 when you died, and I think that made him the strong person he was. You would have been proud of him..... he was the perfect image of you. You're in my thoughts, and I know the two of you are together now.

Love Linda

Linda Lee Hopkins-Fisher
August 25, 2015


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