Las Vegas street to be renamed to honor slain court security officer
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas street will be renamed Thursday morning to honor a court security officer that was killed in the line of duty January 2010.
Stanley W. Cooper was working inside the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse on Jan. 4 when he was shot and killed by a lone gunman.
Cooper was killed by 66-year-old Johnny Lee Wicks, who was reportedly upset by a dispute with the Social Security Administrator.
Cooper was killed instantly. Wicks was killed in a shootout with federal marshals and courthouse security who chased him from the scene.
Cooper was with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 26 years before he retired. He began working as a courthouse security guard in 1994.
The Las Vegas City Council, Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin and the U.S. Marshals Service will host the ceremony on Thursday to rename Chef Andre Rochat Place to Stanley W. Cooper Place.
Chef Rochat, a longtime Las Vegas resident and restaurateur, graciously agreed to allow the street to be renamed for Cooper.
The street is located behind the federal courthouse.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Coffin and others will speak at the ceremony.