Deputy Sheriff William Cooper

Deputy Sheriff William Cooper

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, February 8, 1902

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William Cooper

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 45-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison February 13, 1903.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 25, 2014

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