Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal William Pressley Cooper

Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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Reflections for Corporal William Pressley Cooper

Condolences to the family, friends and comrades of this brave officer. Prayers and good tidings for those who work to preserve peace and justice in the midst of unrest.

Former Stone County Deputy
Former Stone County AR Sheriffs Dept.

August 11, 2016

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

August 11, 2016

Our hearts go out to Corporal Cooper's family, friends and brothers in blue. Oath keepers everywhere are saddened when one of their own has to make the ultimate sacrifice for our ability to live in a free society, but we are proud that it has men and women like Bill to honorably answer that call.

Condolences for your loss and prayers for healing and peace for all who have been affected.

John Karriman, Tactical Specialist
MSSU's Regional Police Academy

August 11, 2016

Almighty God,
we pray for all who at this time mourn Corporal Cooper ,
who was tragically killed whilst serving the public;
and we ask for your comfort
and strength to be especially
with their loved ones and colleagues.

As we pray also for those
who continue to be in danger from this violence,
we give thanks for the constant courage
and devotion to duty of the police,
and all who take risks
to protect our communities.

May they be strengthened for the tasks they face
and supported in the commitment they give,
that they may further the well-being of all people
and enable our society to be loving, just and at peace.

We ask this in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Scott Matteson

August 11, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace in the presence of our lord.
You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

RET STPR. M.L. Sisk #456
Ga State Patrol

August 11, 2016

Final Salute Corporal Cooper, thank your for your service. You are a hero. rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

August 11, 2016

Rest in peace Corporal Cooper!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 11, 2016

God bless Cororal Cooper's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

August 11, 2016


My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Deputy Sheriff.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don't respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject, or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Sebastian County in the State of Arkansas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.........Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
Corporal Cooper status.........Corporal Cooper status.......... Corporal Cooper status..............Attention All Units........... Sebastian County Sheriff's Office, Corporal Bill Cooper having served the citizens of Sebastian County in the State of Arkansas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

August 11, 2016

May god bless you Bill Cooper and your family during this awful loss. You will be very missed here in Sebastian county, may God comfort and bless your fellow officers and all the officers across the nation. Thank you all for your sacrifice and service

Civilian James Kelley

August 11, 2016

My deepest regret for your loss. What can a person even say anymore with open season being put forth on LEO's in our nation. God Bless the family and Co-workers of this fine officer. God Protect our Law Enforcement Officers.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

August 11, 2016

RIP Brother. My prayers go out to your friends and family. And to the officers and K9 wounded. I pray for their speedy recovery. Rest in peace we'll take it from here.

Police Officer Thomas Granchelli (Ret)
Greenburgh NY Police Department

August 11, 2016

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service to America and to your community, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends,and co-workers of Corporal Cooper during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Snr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Wewoka, OK Police Department

August 11, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Corporal Cooper. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Sebastian County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

August 11, 2016

Prayers for Corporal Cooper's family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. may you now rest in peace.

Park Officer, Monte Fuller
Arkansas State Parks, Devil's Den

August 11, 2016

Sincere Condolences to the family of Corporal Bill Cooper. His death is so devastating, not only because we have lost another member of Law Enforcement, but a personal loss of a close childhood friend. Bill and I were "BEST FRIENDS" from the mid 50's to early 60's in Ft Smith until we went on our separate ways until a couple of years ago when we reunited by phone a few times. Thank You Bill for your service to our country as a Marine and to your Community as a Ft Smith Police Officer And then as a Deputy Sheriff. R.I.P. MY FRIEND

Martin (Marty) Ackley
Childhood "Best Friend"

August 11, 2016

With saddend hearts. Corporal Bill Cooper has gone.
10-42........ Thank you for your services. You will be missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Blue Steel Security Officer

August 11, 2016

Rest easy sir. You have done your tour on this earth, now stand with St. Michael in Gods heavenly army. Blessed be the peace makes for they are the children of God.

Corporal James Moncrief
Baton Rouge Police Department

August 11, 2016

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

August 11, 2016

Thoughts and prayers for the family and the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office at this time of their loss. May you Rest in Peace Brother.

Deputy Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., TN.

August 11, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Corporal Cooper and the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Corporal Cooper, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

August 11, 2016

My deepest condolences for his family and to the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office. Praying over all of them.

Detective (retired)
El Paso Police Dept.

August 11, 2016

My deepest sympathy. May you rest in peace.

Yvon Dionne Senior Firefighter
Tecumseh Fire and Rescue Services Tecumseh Ontario Canada

August 11, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Hon. Travis D. Bird
Commonwealth's Attorney - Spotsylvania County, VA

August 11, 2016

RIP CPL. Cooper. Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice to LE. Also for your service to our Nation in the Marines. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

August 11, 2016

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