Illinois State Police SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins

It is with great regret and sadness that we acknowledge the loss of  Illinois State Police SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins.

On August 23, 2019, at approximately 5:26 a.m., Trooper Nicholas Hopkins and other ISP Troopers were executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of North 42nd Street in East Saint Louis. There was an exchange of gunfire at the residence, and Trooper Hopkins was struck. Trooper Hopkins was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries. At approximately 6:10 p.m., Trooper Hopkins succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Nicholas Hopkins is survived by his wife Whitney Hopkins; children Evelyn and Owen (twins), and Emma; Donations may be made to the Hopkins family by visiting the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation website at www.isphf.org/donations, or via U.S. mail to Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 8168, Springfield, Illinois 62791. On the website, please ensure to note in the comments section, “Trooper Nick Hopkins Memorial Fund.”

Largest Cocaine Seizure in US History

Video Credit to NBC10 Philadelphia

Congratulations to the members of the multi-agency team that were successful in the largest cocaine seizure in US History. The individuals involved in this mission engaged in a lot of hard work, in very difficult and dangerous conditions. We greatly appreciate their efforts and dedication in keeping our streets free of the 17.5 tons of illegal drugs captured in this operation.

All of us at Zistos are proud of the fact that our inspection equipment assisted them in the successful outcome of this landmark seizure. Thank you all for a job well done!