Deputy Sheriff Carnie F. Hopkins

Deputy Sheriff Carnie F. Hopkins

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1984

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Carnie F. Hopkins

Deputy Carnie Hopkins was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious hitchhiker near the intersection of US 60 and Highway 137 at 11:30 pm. He had radioed dispatch that he was exited his patrol car to contact the person. A few minutes later a dispatcher, who was en route to work, located his body. He had been shot once in the chest with his own service weapon.

The suspect has never been identified and the case remains unsolved.

Deputy Hopkins had previously served with the United States Air Force during World War II and was survived by his wife. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ledbetter, Livingston County, Kentucky.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

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We know that somewhere at some point your assailant will surely face the highest justice possible. Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 9, 2020

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