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Court Officer Killed in Courthouse Shooting [Video]

Court Officer Killed in Courthouse Shooting [Video]

Las Vegas Review-Journal via YellowBrix

January 04, 2010

Statement by Director John F. Clark, U.S. Marshals Service, on the shootings this morning at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON – I can receive no news more grim or sobering than word of a line-of-duty death or injury to our U.S. Marshals personnel, as was the case this morning at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the court security officer who was killed, and the deputy marshal who was injured in this morning’s shooting. Words cannot express our concern and sorrow for all those impacted by this tragedy. Rest assured, the brave and immediate actions of these two individuals saved lives by stopping the threat of a reckless and callous gunman who had no regard for who or how many victims were struck down by his senseless actions. They are heroes.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    Thought and prayers to all involved. A terrible tragedy. Senseless killings. May the Officer recover and as for the pos. hope he lives on forever in a hot place prepared just for him. Sad day indeed.

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Reports I have heard is the Court Officer was a retired Police Officer and the wounded was a US Marshal. Rest in Peace Officer and speedy recovery to the Marshal.

  • Hpnx0377_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Rest in Peace, Brother. Glad they got that son of a bit*h. They should kill his ass twice.

  • Hpim1329_max50


    over 4 years ago


    I have at least two more hero's today. RIP to the officer down and recover well to the injured.

  • 91101_remeberance_max50_1__max50


    over 4 years ago


    What a pity........RIP to the officers.

  • 375956_401447159923274_1109023972_n_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Sheriff John Bernard, his family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, may you find solace in the days to come. Rest in Peace Brother, may you find peace as you and Saint Michael watch over your family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

    Police Officers Prayer to Saint Michael

    Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premisesof all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

    Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

    Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

    You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

    And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

  • 4276294557_max50


    over 4 years ago


    What a freakin volley of shots, I counted 51 total. Hope hell has a fiery chair for this asshole! R.I.P. to the officer tha diesd and a speedy recovery to the injured officer.

  • Police_link_badge_max50


    over 4 years ago



  • Iphone_pics_014_max50


    over 4 years ago


    It's pathetic that our LEO brothers and sisters are being killed senselessly!! I know they all died doing the job they love. But this? This is an absolute outrage to ANYONE!! My deepest condolences go out to the officer that lost his life and his family, including the Las Vegas community, and I pray for a full recovery to the officer was hurt. May God have mercy on that scum bag's soul for having no empathy for ANY human life. Now my question is this: how did he get the gun inside the court house to begin with? We have screening stations and metal detectors in our court house, jail and common buildings. Have had them before I started working for the Sheriff 9 years ago! EVERY courthouse, jail and other common public access buildings should have these set up as screening stations and not wait for something horrible like this happen.

  • 25-1-13-a_1__max50


    over 4 years ago


    Listening to radio news reports, the court officer was a retired Metro-Las Vegas Police Officer with approximately 20 years on and currently working a retirement security gig.

    R.I.P. Brother. Your brothers got the POS, but then you already new that.

    Wishes for a speedy recovery for the U.S. Marshal.

  • Le_united_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Rest In Peace

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    over 4 years ago



  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    terrible. all the best to the families and the one recovering. wow that was one heck of a calm cameraman.

  • Radio2_max50


    over 4 years ago


    My prayers are with the Officers and their familes.. I pray that the injured Officer will recover from his injuries. God Bless the Officer that died. Give their familes some peace and comfort.

    Stay safe everyone.. Watch your surroundings..

  • Police-4-1_max600_max50


    over 4 years ago


    -Eastern NC Native- my thoughts too, I counted over 50+ shots. Thoughts and prayers go out the bereaved family. And prayers are with the officer in serious condition.

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