Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Jeff Hopkins

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. He was serving at the jail's intake when he had confirmed exposure to other employees who were symptomatic and later confirmed to have COVID-19.

Deputy Hopkins had served with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and parents.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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their wealth
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of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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