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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

The fallen officer has been identified as Court Officer Stanley W. Cooper of the United States Department of Justice – Marshals Service.

A court officer and a suspect died in a shooting this morning at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South. A second officer also was shot and transported to UMC. His condition is listed as serious, according to The Associated Press.

The Associated Press said a hospital official confirmed the court officer died at UMC; the officer was 65 years old. FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey confirmed the suspect died at the scene.

The shooting took place about 8 a.m. in the lobby of the courthouse.

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Officials are clearing the federal courthouse and searching the building, Dickey said.

Several downtown streets have been shut down and traffic is being diverted. The Las Vegas Academy, 315 S. 7th St., is on lockdown. The Regional Justice Courthouse also is on lockdown.



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    buck

    over 4 years ago

    1290 Comments

    I agree with lasvegascop a officer should be required to carry a weapon at all times. The sheriff's department I worked at in ohio in the early 70's required off duty also and if you was caught without it you were repromanded. The death toll in las vegas would have been considerably higher without the security they had.

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    lasvegascop

    over 4 years ago

    80 Comments

    Flosscop are you serious? in uniform or plain clothes, required by law to respond to a subpoena and testify, and they disarm you when you go to court? They tried that here years ago in our Juvenile Court and it didn't fly at all.. Your Dept needs to step up and say BS!!!. The only reason we cant wear our weapons to court is if it is a personal matter that we are going to court for (divorce, child custody, etc). If there had been other unarmed citizens or officers in the lobby area yesterday here in Vegas the loss would have been greater. All LEOs should be armed at all times on or off duty. If Cooper had been wearing body armor he would most likely be alive today and signing the papers to enjoy his retirement with his grand kids..

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    flosscop725

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    The court house our department uses requires officers even officers wearing their department issued uniform to disarm and lock up their weapons prior to entering court. How are we supposed to respond to something like the incident in Las Vegas when we are unarmed? I hope this would send a message to the courts that require officers to disarm prior to court.
    My heart goes out to the fallen officer. R.I.P.

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    willm72

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    As a law enforcement officer that works in that building I interact with these upstanding men and women every day. They have always displayed the opitamy of professionalism. These Officers are true heroes and based on their heroic actions and ultimate sacrifice they prevented the deaths of countless others. My condolences and heart felt thanks goes out to their families. May God bless all them through this trying time. God bless all are our law enforcement and military heroes. They will be in my prayers.

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    jeady

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    I agree with rogerdaleus, This is not the time or place for your insensitivity or your stupidity save it for the voting booth, as a retiree and former LEO My heart goes out to the friends and family of these and all fallen LEO's, just this morning a female deputy was shot and killed at a traffic stop.
    We all need to pray for help from God to protect our LEO's and military. God bless you all.

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    lasvegascop

    over 4 years ago

    80 Comments

    What gets me is that the Federal Judges sit up in their thrones and complain about how they are being attacked on a rising level, and they are. But these guys, usually retired Police Officers, go to work every day to protect the Judges and the public in these Federal buildings but they are not issued body armor or bullet proof glass to stand behind, or any other type of protection from insane maniacs like this guy.. I hope the wounded guard recovers from his wounds and God bless the families of Officer Cooper

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    Bowhunter

    over 4 years ago

    172 Comments

    It is sad that this officer lose his life . RIP brother.

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    RKEENAN

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    'ALL GIVE SOME....SOME GIVE ALL'

    Thank you for your service Stanley Cooper...RIP.

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    cbr2209

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    For those who fought for it, freedom has a price the protected will never know. Every day officers put on their uniform trying to make this world a safer and better place for all. The integrity, professionalism and attention to duty these officers diplayed in the line of fire saved many lives. May God bless you and render a salute to all officers who stands up for justice.

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    vamesq

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Please take the time to say a prayer for those who have passed in the line of duty, and those who currently serve on the front lines and the streets of our cities.

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    osgoofy

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    RIP Officer Cooper. Prayers for him, his wounded partner, their families and all involved in this tragedy. Our country needs more brave men and women to protect us and keep us safe. May the Cooper family know your loved one will be waiting for you one the other side.

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    rdl2498

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    RIP Officer Cooper. Thank you and your partner for your brave actions under fire, You did your job and are Heros for it. Prayers go out to your families!

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    boritico

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    R.I.P.B.

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    FBD183

    over 4 years ago

    728 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother,,,Prayers for the Injured Officer,,Justice was served on the POS Shooter

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    rogerdaleus

    over 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    May God bless the families and hte wounded. May He also bless and comfort the one that had to take a life. To CIVPOL, THIS IS NO PLACE FOR YOUR POLITICS!!!!!!!

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