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Trooper Nicholas John Hopkins

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 2019

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Reflections for Trooper Nicholas John Hopkins

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

August 27, 2019

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

August 27, 2019

Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the citizens of IL. May God bless you and give comfort to your family. Even in death you chose to help save others through organ donation. Rest easy brother.

SRT -CHICAGO
HSI- Dept of Homeland Security

August 27, 2019

Thank you sir for your service GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 26, 2019

Thank you brother.

SGT Nicholas Armeni
U.S. Army

August 26, 2019

Rest in peace my brother. To my brothers & sisters with ISP, stay strong and live your lives in the fullest in his honor and Troopers Ellis, Jones-Story, Lambert and those before them. To Trooper Hopkins' family, no words can relieve your pain and explain the unexplainable. Please know the ISP family and C.O.P.S. will be with you and your children now and forever. Strength and Honor to you all.

Sgt John Donaggio
Arlington County PD, VA.... Long Enforcement United rider

August 26, 2019

Rest in peace brother

CPL. (RET) Brian SULLIVAN
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

August 26, 2019

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 4 Recruits we send our condolences to the friends and family of Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins.

Recruit Kennedy
Albany Police Academy

August 26, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Hopkins and the Illinois State Police. RIP Brother.

Lt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Office, TN

August 26, 2019

Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called SON'S of GOD. Matthew 5:9

Investigator Jimmy Boyd
State of Maryland

August 26, 2019

To the family of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, friends, Acting Director Brendan Kelly and the
Illinois State Police.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:12-13
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

August 26, 2019

This is such a tragedy and very heartbreaking .Sending prayers of comfort. Thank you for your service sir. May you rest in peace.

Sheila Reynolds
Montgomery Police Department

August 26, 2019

Rest In Peace Trooper, thank you for your service and sacrifice to the State of Illinois. My prayers are with you and your family and the Illinois State Police family. May God grant them peace, understanding and watch over them mercifully in your absence sir.

Mercy, Grace and Peace,
Michael P Aftosmes
Weymouth PD Retired
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.‭‭” Matthew‬ 5:9

August 26, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Hopkins . May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 26, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 26, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 26, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 26, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Trooper Hopkins.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

August 26, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Hopkins and the Illinois State Police during this time. Thank you, Trooper Hopkins, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

August 26, 2019

Trooper Hopkins,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 26, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant A. B. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 26, 2019

Trooper Hopkins,
RIP Sir. May you rest in peace and look down upon the rest of us and keep us safe.

DEPUTY
LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF IL

August 26, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

August 26, 2019

Rest in Paradise Brother Trooper. Thank you for your service.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

August 25, 2019

Thank you for your service Brother. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. We have it from here.
Rest in Peace!

Det. Dave McNamara # 17
Grayslake Police Department

August 25, 2019

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