Special Deputy Marshal Stanley W. Cooper
United States Department of Justice, Marshals Service
End of Watch: Monday, January 4, 2010
Tour of Duty: 42 years
Badge Number: Unknown
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, January 4, 2010
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Special Deputy Marshal Stanley Cooper was shot and killed when a man entered the lobby of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, and opened fire with a shotgun. A United States deputy marshal was also wounded. The suspect was pursued across the street by several deputy marshals. He was shot and killed in the ensuing gunfight with the officers.
Special Deputy Marshal Cooper had served as a federally deputized court officer for 16 years after retiring with 26 years as a police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.