9/11 organization pays off mortgage for family of slain Illinois State Trooper

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (WTVO) — A 9/11 charity kept its promise to the family of slain Illinois State Trooper Nick Hopkins, and paid off the family’s mortgage in full.

Hopkins and other officers were executing a search warrant at a home in East Saint Louis in August when Hopkins was killed in a shooting.

A 10-year veteran of the Illinois State Police, Hopkins left behind a wife, Whitney, two twins, Evelyn and Owen, and a baby girl, Emma.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has helped first responder families with young children stay in their homes through their Fallen First Responder Home Program.

The foundation announced it had paid off Hopkins’ mortgage on FOX News Sunday.

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