Yreka, Calif. — Thousands of people gathered from all across the country on Saturday, to pay their respects Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins, who was killed in the line of duty in October.
In a ceremony in Yreka – friends, family members, and law enforcement all offered their support to one another.
“To see the closeness of agencies from all over the country, to know that we all go out and do the exact same job, to come here and represent each other, it’s amazing,” Fort Worth, Texas officer Chris Martin said.
Thousands of law enforcement officers from all over country came out to Yreka to support to fellow brother in blue Deputy Hopkins at his memorial service.
“No community, no officer no matter the size is immune certainly in this day and age that can’t be something that you ever forget wherever you are,” Medford Police Detective Tony Young said.
Deputy Hopkins was killed in the line of duty last month when responding to a domestic disturbance call.
While Jack’s family is extremely grateful for all the support they are receiving from law enforcement… his sister, Rebecca, says they are giving their support right back.
“We want to offer you all of our love and our support, because you didn’t just lose a deputy. You also lost a brother and a son. You gave him a home that he was proud to serve and support and we can’t thank you enough for that,” Hopkins’ sister Rebecca said.
The man accused of killing deputy Hopkins, Jack Breiner, may face the death penalty.