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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

Rest easy, Trooper Hopkins. My deepest condolences and sympathies to your family, your ISP brothers and sisters, and your community. You will not be forgotten.

Inspector C. Farmer
United States Postal Inspection Service

August 24, 2019

Our hearts go out to this family and department. May the peace and comfort of our Lord carry you under HIS wings in the difficult day ahead. Praying you God's strength and courage for you all.

Chaplain Jim Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

August 24, 2019

Rest in peace young brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Hopkins during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Officer Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

August 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Trooper Hopkins my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY F ZECH OFC RET
Department of Veterans Affairs Police Detroit Michigan

August 24, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

August 24, 2019

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, TROOPER NICHOLAS J. HOPKINS I.D. # 6141

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Law Enforcement Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest. Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders. Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our communities, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired, then who will?
TROOPER HOPKINS
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the state of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a Law Enforcement Officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do............Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a safer and better place for us all.
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, “LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW”.
FINAL CALL
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Attention All Units...............Illinois State Police, Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins I.D. # 6141 having served the citizens in the state of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest In Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

August 24, 2019

May you rest in peace my brother

Master police officer&John Bonanni
Charleston Police Department

August 24, 2019

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him.

Chaplain Ed Skiba
Stuart Florida PD

August 24, 2019

Rest In Peace my Brother. My thoughts and prayers to your family friends and fellow Troopers. You will never be forgotten. Godspeed.

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol (DPS)

August 24, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

August 24, 2019

From across the pond from a retired police officer, we share your sad loss. Thoughts with his famimy and colleagues. RIP Hero.

Ian Danks
Police retired

August 24, 2019

Trooper Hopkins may you Rest In Peace brother. We got it from here. May God Bless you and your family.

Sgt John Lawson
Jerseyville PD

August 24, 2019

TROOPER NICHOLAS HOPKINS MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL LONG
RETIRED NY STATE POLICE

August 24, 2019

RIP brother. SWAT for life. So sad. God bless your wife and kids

Sr. Trainer Al Alvarez
South MIAMI Police Department

August 24, 2019

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

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E.C. Proft Chief Deputy retired
ICSO

August 24, 2019

Rest in Peace Trooper Hopkins. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 24, 2019

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

August 24, 2019

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 24, 2019

God speed......

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired) LAPD-Modesto PD

August 24, 2019

RIP, Trooper Hopkins. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 24, 2019

May God receive your soul into the kingdom of heaven for a job well done faithful servant. Let the celebration of your life begin.

Detective Harvey Walton
LMPD

August 24, 2019

Prayers for the family and friends from Blue Knights NC II

Frank Spears
Blue Knights NC II Chaplain

August 24, 2019

Prayers fpr comfort and peace to all his family

Trooper Hopkins, your work on earth is complete.
Rest in heavenly peace.

Carol
Police mom

August 24, 2019

A thank you to all our officer's down don't seem good enough, they and there family deserve so much more then that. Breaks my heart , R.I.P please know there are people that do care, we ask God every day for all of you to be able to go home safe, prayers to the family and friends and the department

G P P D. C565

August 24, 2019

OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF TROOPER HOPKINS AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF TROOPER HOPKINS, HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN

Ret, Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

August 24, 2019

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