Sergeant Oliver S. Hopkins

Sergeant Oliver S. Hopkins

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, July 2, 1915

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Oliver S. Hopkins

Sergeant Oliver Hopkins was killed when his police motorcycle was intentionally struck by a suspect in a pickup truck at the intersection of 20th Street and M Street.

Upon being hit his motorcycle got stuck under the truck and he was dragged more than a block. He succumbed to injuries while in surgery three hours later. The suspect was later arrested by the chief of police and subsequently sentenced to two years.

Sergeant Hopkins had been promoted to sergeant the previous day and requested he stay on motorcycle patrol. He had served with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, children, and parents.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to two years

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