Correctional Officer James Stephen Hopkins, II

Correctional Officer James Stephen Hopkins, II

St. Louis County Department of Justice Services, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 1998

James Stephen Hopkins, II

Correctional Officer James Hopkins was killed when the corrections van he was driving was struck by a drunk driver on I-70, near Highway A, in Lake Saint Louis, at 9:00 am.

Officer Hopkins was transporting prisoners when the other vehicle crossed the median and struck the corrections van, which overturned several times. Officer Hopkins, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and killed. A second officer was injured and the driver of a vehicle behind the corrections van was also killed.

The drunk driver was arrested and charged with 16 felony charges.

Officer Hopkins had served with the St. Louis County Department of Justice Services for five years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with 16 felonies

drunk driver, no seatbelt

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James,
Yesterday, we put Mom to rest. As always, we know you'll take good care of her.
Love you.

Natasha
Sister

November 21, 2018

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