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Deputy's Slaying is 4th California Cop Killing in 2 Weeks

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Deputy Jack Hopkins. (Modoc County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 06:34 AM

The fourth cop to be killed in California in just two weeks was a new sheriff's deputy responding to a disturbance.

Police were dealing with the report in a rural area near the Oregon border, when deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was fatally shot, reported The Associated Press. A suspect was detained shortly after.

Hopkins' shooting death comes after two Palm Springs police officers were recently shot and killed during a domestic disturbance call and a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was gunned down in the high desert town of Lancaster while answering a burglary call.

Hopkins joined the force last year.

A video posted late Wednesday to the Modoc County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page showed about two dozen patrol cars with their emergency lights on riding down a town's street. The video was titled "Deputy Jack Hopkins Procession."

The Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen and Butte County Sheriff's Offices and the California Highway Patrol are investigating the shooting, the office said.

The California Highway Patrol, the Alturas Police Department and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the scene after a call about an officer-involved shooting went out, the office said.

The Modoc County Sheriff's Office said earlier in a brief statement the deputy was involved in an active-shooter incident. It didn't release any other details.

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