El Paso County deputy dies from COVID-19
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41-year-old Deputy Jeff Hopkins died Wednesday. He was a 19-year veteran of the department.

 Hopkins died due to complications related to COVID-19. He is survived by his wife.

Governor Polis released the following statement about the death.

“My condolences go out to Deputy Hopkins’ family. Deputy Hopkins spent his life serving his community and working to make our state a better place,” said Governor Jared Polis. “This is an incredibly difficult time for our state, and even more so for those who have lost a loved one. Each tragic death from Coronavirus is a stark reminder of why we need to stay at home. We can’t thank our first responders and law enforcement enough for serving on the front lines, demonstrating in this crisis and every day their dedication and sacrifice.”

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock talked about the loss and updated cases in his department.