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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.



Statement From U.S. Marshalls: “No news more grim or sobering” >>>


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    millerj

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Be Brave and Upright and God will love you....A sad day for all.

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    Sirna911

    over 4 years ago

    40 Comments

    RIP brother
    Any chance anyone knows the name of the injured US Marshall?

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    CIVPOL

    over 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    BTrooper, this so called "big change" of a president we have is a BIG JOKE!! He supports protecting LEOs and Americans "he says" and he has done NOTHING!! I am so HAPPY that a LOT of Americans are seeing the TRUTH about our FAKE president!!
    Your right, the madness WILL GO ON UNTIL we have a president WITH BALLS enough to REALLY CHANGE FOR THE GOOD OF WHAT LEOs AND AMERICANS REALLY WANT!!!

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    BTrooper

    over 4 years ago

    70 Comments

    Will there ever be an end to all this madness??? Do any of you feel you have a target painted on your body every time you put on the uniform?? RIP, Brother. Heal well, to the injured Brother. God help us all.

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    jmax

    over 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    RIP Brother Cooper

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    rlinkins

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. ~ Matthew 25:23

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    milcop

    over 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother. The place you should feel safe turns into this. What is this world turning to.

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    bisher33

    over 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    I think it is nuts that you filmed this and put it on you tube.

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    whitebread0000

    over 4 years ago

    154 Comments

    I can answer any questions and clear up any false information about this incident later today after I give my statement and debrief.
    Thanks for all your well wishes to my two buddies.
    Justin

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    bklyn

    over 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    Unfortunate .

    i agree with LAWMANTUKES - have transported to state and federal court buildings and locked up my weapons. then again , there aren't enough armed Campus officers.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP brother. LAWMANTUKES: That policy is in place for everyone's protection. Inside the federal courthouse there are several Deputy U.S. Marshals in place to deal with such a situation. It is the same as if you were in an airplane. Although you may be trained to deal with the situation, too many trained people trying to handle the same situation becomes what is known in the field as a CF factor. There is no such thing as friendly fire! This event, from what I understand, happened in the lobby of the federal building where the CSO's are stationed where any armed law enforcement officer would have been. It is very unfortunate that this Court Security Officer lost his life and a Deputy U.S. Marshal injured but it would be even worse if this person died as a result of several fellow officers attempting to engage the same threat.

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    sheriff32

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this all to often reported incident. R.I.P. your service and dedications will always be remembered. To the wounded officer, may you heal quickly with God's blessings.

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    retcop104

    over 4 years ago

    90 Comments

    rip my brother, may god look after you and the wounded officer also, we wish him a speedy recovery.

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    JKNKY

    over 4 years ago

    352 Comments

    R.I.P. Brother

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    UNIT111D

    over 4 years ago

    478 Comments

    R.I.P.

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