Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins, 31, was shot and killed October 19th while responding to a civil disturbance/assault call around 10:30 am near Alturas.
A suspect in the deputy’s killing was arrested Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies were responding around 10:30 a.m. to a call on County Road 115 about 10 miles south of Alturas when Hopkins was fatally shot.
The California Highway Patrol, the Alturas Police Department and the U.S. Forest Service also responded to the scene after a call about an officer-involved shooting went out, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was arrested shortly afterward, the sheriff’s office added. It did not say if the suspect may have been wounded.
The deputy killed is the 4th law enforcement officer in California to die in the line of duty in the past two weeks. The slaying comes after two Palm Springs police officers were shot to death during a domestic disturbance call and a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed in the high desert town of Lancaster while answering a burglary call.
The Modoc County deputy is the second Modoc County law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty in 115 years.
Hopkins had been with the Sheriff’s Department since 2015.