April 30, 2009 by Editor
Judge Hopper served as Judge of Madison County Court 1 from 1981-1990. He also previously served as a Commissioner and Juvenile Referee in Hamilton County from 1991-1996. In 1997, Judge Hopper was again elected Judge of Madison County Court 1 and served in the capacity until December 31, 2008. In January 2009, Judge Hopper began his service as Judge of the Madison Superior Court 4, which was created by the legislature upon the abolition of the County Court. He was also a 1986 Indiana Judicial College graduate.
Chief Justice Shepard was saddened to hear the news of Judge Hopper’s passing and sent condolences on behalf of the Court to Judge Hopper’s family and his Madison County court family. On February 26th, Chief Justice Shepard opened the Court session with the following statement: “The Court meets this morning at a moment of sadness for the Indiana Judiciary due to the passing of Judge David Hopper, and we go about our assignment encouraged by the example of his contribution to Justice.”