On Wednesday, 31 year-old Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a reported assault or disturbance in a rural area 10 miles south of Alturas and became the 4th line of duty death in California in just 2 weeks.
He had been a deputy for 1 year.
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It’s unclear what led to the shooting and the shooting is under investigation by the CHP as well as authorities from neighboring counties’ sheriff’s offices.
By 11 a.m., a suspect was taken into custody. The suspect’s identity was not released.
Deputy Hopkin’s murder comes after two Palm Springs police officers were shot to death during a domestic disturbance call and a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed in the high desert town of Lancaster while answering a burglary call.
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