Marshal Enoch T. Hopkins

Marshal Enoch T. Hopkins

Morris Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1878

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Enoch T. Hopkins

Marshal Enoch Hopkins was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two drunk and disorderly men. The men ran from Marshal Enoch and when he gave chase he was shot and killed. The suspect was arrested but escaped from jail. Between 1882 and 1885 he wrote several letters to Morris Police Department which said he was living in Colorado and wanted to surrender. He said he was suffering mentally because of what he did. There is no record of his capture or surrender.

Marshal Hopkins had served with the Morris Police Department for 24 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender At large

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 14, 2020

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