BTBuzz: Modoc County deputy fatally shot in active shooter situation identified


A deputy with the Modoc County Sheriff’s Department was shot and killed Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call in a rural area outside Alturas.

The sheriff’s department announced Wednesday night the deputy fatally shot was was Jack Hopkins, 31, who joined the department in 2015.

Hopkins at about 10:30 a.m. responded to a call of a domestic disturbance in an area about 10-miles south of Alturas, according to a release from the Modoc County Sheriff’s Department posted to their Facebook page.

Shorty after, a call for an officer involved shooting went out and multiple public safety agencies responded including officers from the sheriff’s department and California Highway Patrol, and firefighters from CalFire.

By 11 a.m. a suspect was in custody, the MCSD reported. Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

We are “overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity for all the Sheriff’s Office staff,” Sheriff Mike Poindexter wrote in the release. “Please continue to keep our law enforcement community and first responders in your prayers and respect the family’s and law enforcement’s privacy.”

Hopkins is survived by “an extended family and co-workers who will miss him,” Poindexter wrote.