Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Waughtel Hopper
Clark County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: Saturday, January 1, 2011
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, January 1, 2011
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was shot and killed after responding to a call of a window being shot out at a trailer park in Enon.
While conducting a preliminary investigation Deputy Hopper observed a footprint and took out a camera to photograph it. As she took photographs a male opened the door to his trailer and fired one shot at Deputy Hopper with a shotgun, killing her.
Additional deputies and officers from area police departments arrived at the scene and surrounded the trailer. A standoff ensued in which dozens of shots were fired between the suspect and officers. A police officer from the German Township Police Department was wounded and the suspect was ultimately killed during the shootout.
Deputy Hopper had served with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. She is survived by her husband and two children.