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Constable William R. Clinton County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Constable

William R. "Bill" Coop

Clinton County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, September 7, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Constable William Coop was shot and killed when he and two other constables attempted to serve a warrant to search a home for illegal liquor.

The suspect opened fire on the constables when they were standing on the front porch. Constable Coop was killed almost instantly and a second constable was wounded. The suspect was also shot and killed.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013

 

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