Kelly Hopkins

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Kelly Hopkins was born and raised in Clinton County Ohio. After graduating Wilmington High School, he enlisted in the US Army. During his tour of duty which included serving overseas, Kelly was awarded numerous citations and awards. In 1996 Kelly joined the Wilmington Police Department as a Patrol Officer. In 2002 Kelly became a Canine Patrol Officer. (Murdoc was his partner). In 2009 Kelly Hopkins left the Wilmington Police Department and was appointed by Judge John “Tim” Rudduck as a Probation Officer for the Clinton County Common Pleas Court. Kelly Hopkins maintains his Ohio Peace Officer Certification as Clinton County Deputy Sheriff. Kelly Hopkins has also held a Certification as an Ohio Police Canine Evaluator and Firearms Instructor for the Ohio Attorney General. Kelly Hopkins is a member of the American Legion Post 49, Voyageurs Militaire Locale 992 of the Forty and Eight, 40 & 8 National Box Car Association, 7th Infantry Division Association, the U.S. Army Chemical Corps Regiment, and a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6710. Kelly Hopkins is a 2014 Clinton County Leadership Institute graduate and was elected to the governing board in 2015.

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Clinton County Courts