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Corporal William Pressley Cooper | Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas


William Pressley Cooper

Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 66

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 34

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Corporal Bill Cooper was shot and killed after he and several other officers responded to a domestic violence call involving an armed subject at a home on the 4700 block of Highway 253.

The subject opened fire on responding officers with a rifle, fatally wounding Corporal Cooper and wounding the Hackett Police Department's chief, and pinning down multiple other officers. Corporal Cooper was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The subject surrendered and was taken into custody a short time later.

A police canine from the Greenwood Police Department was also shot during the incident when the suspect shot into the patrol car she was in. Her handler released the door lock to allow her to get out of the line of fire and she ran off, but she was found two days later suffering from two gunshot wounds.

Corporal Cooper was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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I was there for your funeral service. As you know, the support was overwhelming. Loved by so many. Thinking of you and your family. Thank you for service to Arkansas. God bless.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
August 13, 2017


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