ALTURAS, CA - Modoc County Deputy Sheriff Jack Hopkins was shot and killed on Wednsesday, October 19, 2016 near Alturas. Sheriff's officials say Hopkins was fatally shot while responding to a civil disturbance call around 10:30 a.m.
Hopkins was 31 years old and had worked for the Modoc County Sheriff's Office since 2015.
"Our UPEC staff is saddened by the news and our thoughts and prayers are with the family, the members of the Modoc Sheriff's Department and the Community", said Chris Darker, Business Manager for UPEC Local 792. UPEC has represented Modoc County employees for over 20 years and stands ready to assist in any way possible following this tragic event.