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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Jeff was one of the best men I had the pleasure of knowing. I was saddened to hear when he got sick and later passed, the world lost a good person.
God bless his family and those who called him a friend because their character cannot be far from the that of Jeff Hopkins.

Deputy J. Alexander
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

July 5, 2020

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