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Thousands mourn slain Ohio deputy, 'an angel'


January 07, 2011
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Thousands mourn slain Ohio deputy, 'an angel'

A 2-mile-long line of about 2,000 cars stretched to the church for Clark County Deputy Suzanne Hopper's funeral Friday

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — So many people turned out to mourn a sheriff's deputy shot to death in a western Ohio trailer park that her funeral was delayed.

Several media outlets report a 2-mile-long line of about 2,000 cars stretched to the church for Clark County Deputy Suzanne Hopper's funeral Friday, leading to a delay of nearly an hour. Law enforcement officers from across the state and country were among the mourners.

Hopper was a 40-year-old mother of two. She was shot New Year's Day at a mobile-home park 50 miles west of Columbus while investigating a report of gunshots.

The shooting suspect was killed after a gunbattle with police. An officer was wounded.

Hopper's friends and colleagues talked of her kindness and dedication in their funeral tributes. Her husband said, "We lost an angel."

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