Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Michelle Hopper

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, January 1, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Michelle Hopper

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hopper.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 27, 2019

Another year has come, and this day gets no easier, dear friend. I miss you terribly, as everyone does. But we carry on, because you would do that if it were one of us. So we will do our duty, tomorrow and every other day, and strive to live up to your example. And we will never forget....

Lieutenant Kristopher Shultz
Clark County Sheriff's Office

January 1, 2019

It is due to her final sacrifice that many others lived. Her fellow officers could also have been killed or seriously wounded, but she also fulfilled her oath to protect us ordinary citizens. Any person that had come near that trailer could have been fired upon, even children riding their bikes or chasing a ball. I salute you Deputy Harper for your dedication and bravery on your Final Watch.

Holly Rockwell-Celerier
Civilian

November 25, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 21, 2018

Another year passes, and another anniversary of your loss comes with it. Yesterday was a hard one. We are becoming the old guard, sis, but the new kids learn who you are from day one. They look at your case. They see your cover, your cuffs, your badge.... We won't let them ever forget....

The pain never ends, but I still drive on. It is too important not to, but you already know that. I take heart that you are with me, every day, in my office, looking down on me from your photo on the wall....

We love you, sis. And we miss you....

Lt. Kristopher E. Shultz
Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

January 2, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Michelle Hopper of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 87 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 2, 2018

Rest In Peace Deputy.

SPD Explorer Frankie Ramsdell
Sandown Police Department

January 1, 2018

Rest well my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 1, 2018

Rest on Peace my sister.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 1, 2017

Although I've attended multiple funerals for fellow brothers and sisters in blue, yours was particularly memorable. My husband joined me for his first experience attending an officers funeral. He was so moved by what he experienced that day, I know he has gained so much more appreciation for my career and those I serve with. I remember how peaceful the walk was, though cold, from where we parked and walked to your gravesite. The snow was so gentle that day....
You will never be forgotten.

Patrolman Amy Dansizen
Beachwood Police Department

May 22, 2016

1-1-2011 Is a day I'll never forget. My heart still weighs heavy when I think of that day, or drive by the campground. We will never forget you, but will forever miss you.

Clayton Willmeth
Citizen Champaign Co. Ohio

April 13, 2016

No words can express how much this hurts to loose someone like Deputy Suzanne Hopper. I had only two encounters with Deputy Hopper and on both occasions she was happy bright and was the most respectful person I have had the pleasure of knowing. Deputy Hopper was one of the deputies that I knew as a person who was always bright and happy and had the best attitude towards everything. She was a star deputy from what I know. She was never the person to want all kinds of fame and credit for anything. But her personality was one of the best. She was always one of the go-to people, when someone needed help or needed voluenteers for something she always had her hand up. She was truly and angel in disguise

Emt Bradly Moses
St. Francios County ambulance Dist. Rig#5156

August 28, 2015

Eventhough I personally did not know Deputy Suzanne Hopper I can tell that she was an outstanding individual. However there isnt any words that could describe my gratitude and respect for Deputy Hopper. What puts me in awe was that she knew the dangers of this career and still followed through with it. "Real heroes do not wear capes" This saying posted in my Criminal Justice class speaks the truth and it is people like Deputy Hopper that inspire me to become a peace officer in the future. Unfourtunately the day she fell was an extreme tragedy and an unfair one as well. Thank you for your service and I honestly wish I could have met you, a true hero. May you rest in peace.

civilian, Hector Navarro
Explorer for the San Diego Sheriff Department, in Califronia

May 15, 2015

As another New Year came in 2015 I never forget what a tragedy it was to loose you on 1-1-2011.My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and fellow officers.Thanks for your service,and may you rest in peace,in your heavenly home.

Chief Deputy R.H.Beltner
Taylor County Sheriffs Dept. Grafton,Wv.

January 4, 2015

May you RIP. I still have my bumper sticker in your honor!

Ofc Matthew Randolph
South Charleston (Clark County Ohio)

September 11, 2014

Suzanne, I am outraged, frustrated and embarrassed for your organization that no officer came to you immediately after you'd been shot. I just saw the account and video of your murder and cannot believe the lack of response to save you. I simply cannot comprehend it. During the shooting, one officer came on the air and announced that you were down, and then stated that he couldn't get to you . . . really? . . why NOT? . . because there was shooting?. She was allowed to lie there . . and die from her wounds . . how disloyal, how cowardly. Nothing in the world, at that moment was more important, more pressing, more desperate, than getting to her, and moving her out of harm's way to begin attempts to stop bleeding, perform CPR, etc . . ANYTHING other than abandon, desert and ignore her. Don't they teach you basic officer down recovery drills . . another officer (s) provides intense cover fire, while you tactically and rapidly move to her. If you're alone . . then you move and shoot. You're saying in effect it's "too dangerous." "Too dangerous" you say? Are you SERIOUS ?! Duty was calling . . duty was begging . . but you elected NOT to respond . . because it was too dangerous . . . ya, you may have been shot . . but that can happen in what we do . . but you have to have a tactical and winning mind set. Shootings? . . ambushed? I'm all too familiar . . Duty was calling. and Suzanne, who was waiting for someone to respond, was let down . . and died . . there's NOTHING too dangerous for us to negate assisting a downed officer . . if you're down, I'm coming for you, and you can count on it!

Jim Crotty, Special Agent, ATF (RET)
Former Richmond, VA Policeman

August 2, 2014

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 18, 2014

Was watching an episode of Worlds Police videos. My heart broke when I heard you passed away. May you rest in peace and your family be well taken care of hero.

Paramedic Anon

May 18, 2014

Deputy Hopper,

I just watched you on tv. I remember the day it happened. I was in one of my college classes. I remember becoming so angry thinking that a human being could do that to another human being. You inspired me to join the academy sooner than expected. I was the youngest cadet to graduate my academy January 2013. I think of you very often on duty. Such a beautiful woman, and an amazing policewoman. I wish that I could have met you. RIP sister, you will never be forgotten.

OFC. M. KALLAS
MILAN PD, OHIO

March 20, 2014

Suzanne,

Your memory lives on. I reflect on your service and your story every class I teach.

Your department and your family and friends will never forget you and I will see to it that every one of my students never forget you.

Rest well Hero....

Anon

January 29, 2014

Just saw your story on tv. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your fellow officers.

Bryce Stevenson
Son of fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson EOW 1-9-2005

January 12, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Former Police Officer

January 1, 2014

I just watched your story as well on the episode of "World's Wildest Police Videos." So very sad to see such a beautiful woman, protecting and serving, having to end her life because of man. I appreciate you for setting the bar for so many other women by being such an extraordinary officer.

May you rest in peace and watch over us all as we carry on the selfless duty every day.

May God Bless the Family.

With sincerity and respect,

Ofc. L. Meekins, Suffolk Police Department

L. Meekins, Police Officer II
Suffolk Police Department

September 5, 2013

For Deputy Sheriff Suzanne M. Hopper, Family and Friends,

I just today saw your story on an episode of "World's Wildest Police Videos" and was very saddened to learn of your passing at the end of it. I never knew you in person but as a brother deputy sheriff I feel I can say I know you took pride in serving your community and being a deputy sheriff.

Thank you for your selfless service and dedication.

May you rest in eternal peace Deputy Hopper. Your fellow brother and sister law enforcement officers will carry the watch for you.

Respectfully submitted,

R. A. Dea, Retired
Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff II
Volusia County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2013

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