Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins

Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 2019

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Nicholas J. Hopkins

Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a home at 1426 North 42nd Street and Caseyville Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois.

He and other members of the Emergency Response Team were making entry into the home at 5:30 am when he was shot by an occupant during an exchange of gunfire.

Trooper Hopkins had served with the Illinois State Police for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 6141

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

search warrant, swat

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City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 17, 2019

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