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Services scheduled for slain Modoc deputy

Watch procession in memory of Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins

A procession of public safety vehicles roll through Main Street in Alturas in honor of Modoc County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins. Hopkins killed while responding to a disturbance call on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The deputy is the fourth law enfo
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A procession of public safety vehicles roll through Main Street in Alturas in honor of Modoc County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Hopkins. Hopkins killed while responding to a disturbance call on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The deputy is the fourth law enfo

Services are planned for Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack L. Hopkins, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month.

The Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that services for Hopkins would be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Road, in Yreka.

Hopkins, 31, was shot to death Oct. 19 when he responded to a family disturbance. The man suspected of fatally shooting Hopkins has been identified as Jack Lee Breiner, 47, of Alturas.

Breiner is accused of shooting Hopkins at a rural parcel roughly 8 miles south of Alturas. Hopkins, who had worked with the department since 2015, died at the scene.

Breiner fled in his car following the shooting, and eventually exchanged gunfire with Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter, authorities said. Breiner was wounded and was taken to a hospital.

Deputy Hopkins, who was raised on a cattle ranch in Shasta Valley, began his law enforcement career with the Alturas Police Department. He later transferred to the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office.

“He has always been passionate about helping people, which is one of the reasons Jack loved being in law enforcement,” a statement from the department said.

When not on duty, he enjoyed fishing, playing poker and going on long hikes with his dog, Bandit. Remembrances may be made to the Deputy Jack Hopkins Memorial Fund, Chase Bank California.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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