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Deputy Sheriff William Cooper | Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

Deputy Sheriff

William Cooper

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, February 8, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Convicted of 2nd degree murder

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Deputy Sheriff William Cooper was shot and killed in Waterloo by a man he was attempting to arrest for attempting to shoot his ex-wife. The suspect, who barricaded himself in a near-by home, surrendered to the sheriff when told he would be left for the citizens to lynch if he did not.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to prison February 13, 1903.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
February 25, 2014

 

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