Cold Case of Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins

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State Police Request Help Resolving Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins's Murder

On Sunday September 9, 1984 at approximately 11:20 pm Livingston County Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins notified his dispatch he would be checking on a hitchhiker on US 60 approximately 3 miles 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. No arrests have been made in this case, and state police are seeking assistance from the public.

Post 01 Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the murder of Deputy Sheriff Carnie Hopkins to contact: Det. Steve Silfies at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or email him at

Kentucky State Police Post 01 Mayfield
8366 State Route 45 North
Hickory, Kentucky 42051

Investigating Officer Contact Information

Kentucky State Police
Post 1 - Mayfield

Det. Steve Silfies

Phone: 270-856-3721

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