Man killed on local train track labeled a suicide

There are 14 comments on the Apr 22, 2007, Beauregard Daily News story titled Man killed on local train track labeled a suicide. In it, Beauregard Daily News reports that:

Staff Writer After an investigation by the DeRidder Police Department, the death of Joseph Hopkins Jr., 30, of Leesville, has been ruled a suicide.

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jenn

United States

#1 May 7, 2007
I love you and will always miss and remember you Poppi!
saint nemi

Willingboro, NJ

#2 Jan 28, 2008
c u when i get there homie til then ima miss u and dont worrie ya lil sis is in good hands,but u already know that. R.I.P big bro.
Jenn

Wynnewood, PA

#3 Oct 7, 2009
Hey big brother it's been over 2 years and still not a day goes by I don't think about you. Although I heard it in your voice the night before I never believed you were ready to leave us. I will always always remember and miss you. I love you with all my heart you truly were a great big brother. Until we meet again you'll stay in my heart I love you Poppi!!!!!!!!!!
Zena

United States

#4 Oct 15, 2009
Is there another place where you ALL can take this boohooing to. I'm interested in news and others opinions on it!
OutofTowner

United States

#5 Oct 19, 2009
O.K. Zena, I'll take you up your desire to discuss the news and opinions, but I'll also tie it to this event. I'll start with expressing my condolences to the family of Mr. Hopkins. But here is the issue - in my opinion - the DeRidder Police Department seems to prefer to label thinks as suicide rather than even consider the possibility of an accident. In fact, I was informed by one of their detectives that a gunshot death could ONLY be a homicide or suicide - no accidental option. The Sheriff's Office doesn't seem to have this mind set. What are your thoughts on this?
fred

Edmonton, KY

#6 Oct 21, 2009
OutofTowner wrote:
O.K. Zena, I'll take you up your desire to discuss the news and opinions, but I'll also tie it to this event. I'll start with expressing my condolences to the family of Mr. Hopkins. But here is the issue - in my opinion - the DeRidder Police Department seems to prefer to label thinks as suicide rather than even consider the possibility of an accident. In fact, I was informed by one of their detectives that a gunshot death could ONLY be a homicide or suicide - no accidental option. The Sheriff's Office doesn't seem to have this mind set. What are your thoughts on this?
I know of 2 murders in vernon parish that were too shut a few up from talking.One went into federal witness protection....I hope Poppi was a accident.God only knows why.
OutofTowner

United States

#7 Oct 22, 2009
The person who was there the night of the shooting has a relative on the police force. Other members of the force who asked to review the record were denied access.
obama is god

United States

#8 Oct 22, 2009
i hope he is burning in hell...you know that is what is happens when you commit suicide. you have children dying from cancer in hospitals , fighting to stay alive and you have this piece of garbage killing himself ...good thing he done it.
OutofTowner

United States

#9 Oct 22, 2009
obama is god wrote:
i hope he is burning in hell...you know that is what is happens when you commit suicide. you have children dying from cancer in hospitals , fighting to stay alive and you have this piece of garbage killing himself ...good thing he done it.
Something tells me that Mr. Obama would be dismayed that you are using his name when taking such a position. I'd never claim to know what was going through anyone's mind when they commit such an act, and I pray every day that I never do know. Frankly, I'm a little more distressed by those who threaten or "attempt" in order to get attention or manipulate. Are you as passionate about people who waste food when there are starving children everywhere? But back to my original query, does anyone have anything to add to my perception about DeRidder's Police force's treatment of unnatural deaths?
Obama needs to go

Marked Tree, AR

#10 Nov 1, 2009
Name says it all !!!!
MONIQUE

Temple, TX

#11 Nov 9, 2009
ZENA I AM READING WHAT U WROTE AND MY gOD SO MANY EVIL THOUGHTS CAME TO MY HEAD BUT ALL IM GONNA SAY IS may god have mercy on u and ur dumb sick comment.. sometimes life BECOMES TO MUCH FOR ONE AND SEEING THAT YOUR SO BRIGHT I THINK U THINK YOU HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER.. I HOPE YOUR MOMMY,DADDY,SISTER OR BROTHERS DIES,. BECUZ ME AND MY FAMILY FEELS THE SAME TOWARDS YA'LL TAKE YO BOOWHOOIN SOME WHERE ELSE U FRICKEN PRICK.,,,
Corrupt as hell

Edmonton, KY

#12 Nov 19, 2009
OutofTowner wrote:
The person who was there the night of the shooting has a relative on the police force. Other members of the force who asked to review the record were denied access.
I know one guy involved in a murder that suppose to have died...the grave where he was put wasn't even dug.He went into Federal protection to keep from getting his ass killed.The judge,cops and more were involved in the money scandall.Everyone will pay one way or another .They have too meet the Maker sooner or later.
Momma

Lafayette, LA

#13 Jan 23, 2015
It has been almost 8 years my son has been gone and time refuses to heal this wound every now and then I come this page just to read about him and maybe it will make it easier to bear he was suffering in silence I couldn't help him as for that comment made a few years ago I pray she never has to lose a child in that matter my sweet poppi you sleep until I am with you I love you
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#14 Jan 23, 2015
Momma wrote:
It has been almost 8 years my son has been gone and time refuses to heal this wound every now and then I come this page just to read about him and maybe it will make it easier to bear he was suffering in silence I couldn't help him as for that comment made a few years ago I pray she never has to lose a child in that matter my sweet poppi you sleep until I am with you I love you
Its obviously you don't read these pages very often. These fools say anything and to express your grief here in the midst of a whole bunch of damn fools causes me to wonder what the point might be. Poppi are not sleeping, he's dead. He are at a destination every living being will some day arrive at. As Poppi Uncle, to those of you who knew poppi, let him rest in peace. And those of you with the nasty comments about poppi, kiss poppi dead ass. Havemercy!

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