*HERO WOD SUNDAY!
AMRAP in 33 minutes
*Buy-In: 118 Wall Ball Shots (20/14)*
5 Thrusters (135/95)
7 Toes to Bar
1 Legless Rope Climb
On September 12, 2012, the New Jersey State Police lost one of the best Troopers who has ever served our department. His name is Trooper James Hoopes, badge number 5712. Trooper Hoopes died in the line of duty while training for his physical fitness test [on the Atlantic City boardwalk]. Trooper Hoopes was a role model for Troopers, both on a professional and personal level. He was very serious with his health and fitness. His death was tragic and completely breathtaking to anyone who knew him, because anyone who has ever had contact with Trooper Hoopes would never believe he would have died during a training exercise. Trooper Hoopes touched a lot of lives within the State Police Family, but even more within his Community; where he was actively involved with coaching youth sports.”
Trooper Hoopes was, not only a hero to the New Jersey State Police, but also the Community his served. The 33 minutes in the AMRAP represent the date of Trooper Hoopes’ death (12+9+12). The 118 wall balls represent his graduating class. The AMRAP rep scheme represents his badge number: #5712
Detective Sergeant James G. Hoopes was born in Atlantic City on August 16, 1972 and was raised in Ventnor. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School in 1990 and then Albright College in 1994. At Albright, Jim played basketball, set the school’s rebounding record and was recently honored as a member of the Albright College All Century Team. He later went on to obtain his Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University. Jim toured the United States playing professional basketball with the Washington Generals. He then went on to teach Spanish and coach basketball at Holy Spirit High School while working summers at the Greenhouse in Margate. In November 1998, Jim graduated from the 118th New Jersey State Police class. He proudly and honorably served as a State Trooper for 14 years.
James G. Hoopes is survived by his wife, Merry, and sons, Jayson and Joey. Jim is also survived by his mother Cathy, sister Lisa (Drew) Gibson.