“It reminds us all that it’s a very dangerous job,” local police respond to death of Deputy Hopkins

Medford, Ore. — Law enforcement agencies around the region took to social media to express their sadness for the loss of Deputy Jack Hopkins. Hopkins is the 102nd police officer killed in the line of duty in 2016.

Local police we spoke with say when an officer is killed in the line of duty, officers everywhere feel the impact.

“That deputy was the fourth California peace officer killed in the last 2 weeks in the line of duty,” Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara says, “and it’s frustrating, it’s sad, and it reminds us all that it’s a very dangerous job.”

“It’s something we’re hearing too often,” Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls says, “and what goes through my mind is another family that has lost a loved one.”


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