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Fourth Street in front of Waterloo City Hall is lined with citizens gathering to pay their respects to Nick Hopkins.   - photo by KMOV
Fourth Street in front of Waterloo City Hall is lined with citizens gathering to pay their respects to Nick Hopkins. - photo by KMOV

With hands on the heart and tears in the eye, Monroe Countians solemnly welcomed home a fallen hero. On Aug. 26 the body of Illinois State Police Officer Nick Hopkins was transported from a St. Louis hospital back to his home town of Waterloo. Hopkins had died Aug. 23 while on duty. He and fellow …

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