Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder On Death of Court Security Officer in Las Vegas

Jan 04, 2010, 18:39 ET from U.S. Department of Justice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder made the following statement today on the death of Stanley Cooper, a Court Security Officer in Las Vegas:

"The shooting in Las Vegas this morning is a tragic reminder of the risks taken by law enforcement officers every day to keep us safe. These men and women put their lives on the line to protect judges, witnesses, and others in the federal court system, and there is no doubt that the actions of these brave public servants saved innocent lives today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Stanley Cooper, who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as with the Deputy U.S. Marshal who was injured in the line of duty. Their valiant actions and their service to our nation will not be forgotten."

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice