Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Service to APD earns top officers June recognition.(Final)

Byline: Around Town Liz Otero Of the Journal

Detective James Hopper and officer Esther Garcia are the Albuquerque Police Department's Officers of the Month for June.

Hopper has been with the department since July 29, 2000, and has been with Eastside Narcotics since September 2001. Earlier this year, Hopper had been the case agent on eight search warrants, which resulted in 12 felony arrests. He also submitted 18 cases to the District Attorney's Office for prosecution. Hopper also responded to eight calls to assist field officers. He is a certified drug canine handler and assists with searches using his canine Remie.

"Hopper has an uncanny ability to work in an undercover capacity," according to APD. …

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