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News Release

Kentucky State Police Request Help Resolving Deputy’s Murder

Date of News Release: 3/24/2017

SMITHLAND, KY.(March 24, 2017) – On Sunday, September 9, 1984, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Livingston County Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins notified his dispatch he would be checking on a hitchhiker at the intersection of US 60 and KY 137, just east of Smithland, Kentucky. The intersection where this occurred is also known as “The Monument”. A short time later, Deputy Hopkins was found murdered at this location. Deputy Hopkins had obviously been in a struggle with his assailant(s) and died as a result of a gunshot wound.

KSP Detective Cory Hamby is actively investigating new leads received within the last week. No arrests have been made in this case, and the Kentucky State Police is seeking assistance from the public. If you have information related to this case, even if you believe the information is already known, you are urged to contact Detective Hamby at 270-856-3721 or by email at cory.hamby@ky.gov.

Tips can also be emailed by using KSP’s Cold Case online reporting form at http://kentuckystatepolice.ky.gov/cold_case/post1coldcase7.html. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

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Deputy Carnie Hopkins