Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Carnie F. Hopkins

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1984

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Carnie F. Hopkins

We know that somewhere at some point your assailant will surely face the highest justice possible. Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 9, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hopkins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 9, 2009

RIP. Deputy Hopkins for the Lord knows who murder you, and will take care of them. Thank you for you service to Livingston County and The Great State Of Kentucky.

Pecos, Police Department
Pecos, texas.


January 14, 2009

Deputy Hopkins your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 19, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 30, 2007

God bless you, Carnie. Your murder may just have to be judged in a higher court. ...A hero you shall remain.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co. Ohio

August 8, 2007




November 14, 2006

When I spoke with Carnie at my home in Smithland earlier in the evening on September 9,1984, I had no idea that the next time I saw him would be at the scene of his murder. Carnie told me that he would be back to my house later that night so that I could ride with him on patrol. He never made it back. I listened to his last radio transmission on my radio and was waiting for him when I recieved the call from our dispatcher to respond to him. I'll never forget that night and I feel that I lost a good friend. Someday we will know what happened. The truth will come out. To his family, HAVE FAITH.

Phillip R. Ramage
former Deputy Sheriff Livingston Co.

October 5, 2006

These cases should neer go unsolved. Lets solve this case Kentucky..


September 10, 2006

I wish i would known my grandfather It really is a shame such a man had to go the way he did.....

Carnie Lynn Hopkins

August 22, 2006

I wish I would have gotten to know my grandfather its a shame a man such as himself had to like he did..........

Carnie Lynn Hopkins

August 21, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

June 3, 2005

I was 12 years old when Deputy Hopkins was shot and killed. I lived in Smithland, Kentucky at the time. It has been 20 years and I still remember the day he was killed. Easter Sunday I lost a friend in the line of duty. Panama City Beach Police Sgt Kevin Kight was shot and killed just as Deputy Hopkins was. God Bless Deputy Hopkins' family.

Detective Larry Lock
Panama City Police Department

April 3, 2005

Remembering and thanking Deputy Hopkins today, the 20th anniversary of his death in the line of duty. God's peace be with you.

Michigan Resident

September 9, 2004

I belief when some peaceofficers are born God says this one is special.I'll need to call him/her home early. 20 years ago today he made a call that saddened your family and friends, but made the angels rejoice. May you rest in peace Deputy Hopkins,and remeber you are still remebered and missed here in Kentucky.

September 9, 2004

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