Courtesy of Metro Police
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 | 11:35 a.m.
Funeral arrangements for slain court security officer Stan Cooper, who died Monday in a shooting at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas, have been set, said Assistant Chief Deputy Marshal Javier Jimenez.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Central Christian Church in Henderson.
Authorities have identified 66-year-old Johnny Lee Wicks as the man responsible for the shooting that left Cooper, 72, dead and Deputy U.S. Marshal Richard J. Gardner, 48, wounded.
Wicks was said to be upset over changes to his Social Security benefits, prompting him to open fire with a shotgun at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in downtown Las Vegas shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.
Sheriff Doug Gillespie said at a Tuesday news conference that before becoming a court security officer, Cooper had been with Metro Police for 26 years.
“He retired as a sergeant and then moved on to protecting our courts,” Gillespie said. “His death ... was truly a tragedy.”