Highway dedicated in honor of Hopkins

On April 14, Illinois State Police (ISP) officials dedicated a section of Illinois Route 3, from Kaskaskia Road to GG Road in Waterloo, as Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins Memorial Highway in honor of the fallen trooper.

On Aug. 23, 2019, Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, #6141 and other ISP Troopers were executing a search warrant at a residence in East Saint Louis when Hopkins was struck by gunfire. Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, tragically lost his life as a result of his injuries.

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