He dedicated his life to others… And died in the line of duty. Hundreds gathered on Monday August 15th to remember Corporal Bill Cooper who was shot and killed last week .
At Greenwood First Baptist Church there were more than 900 people throughout the day there to pay their respects to Deputy Cooper and his family.
Many out of those 900 were police officers who came across the nation to pay their respects to their fallen brother… Corporal bill cooper.
Police officers from as far as Chicago to Fort Worth were in attendance for the visitation. Most officers who traveled far are part of the “Brotherhood Of The Fallen.”
It’s a group of police officers who travel far and wide to provide families of fallen heroes with emotional and financial support. The Chief of Muldrow Police George Lawson said working in law enforcement creates a tight knit family that can’t be broken even in passing.
“A long time ago I worked with bill, for about 5 years I worked side by side with him, over off of Middle Boulevard, he worked one side I worked the other, we always backed each other up. And when Bill left law enforcement and I stayed in it I was happy that he came back to Sebastian County, because that’s where he should’ve been all along,” said Lawson.
Stephen Shrine is a Police Officer in Fort Worth, Texas and also traveled to the visitation.
“We look at the family and we see our family, we look at the fallen and we see our brothers and our sisters so we come here to show our support and try to be anything that the family needs us to be,” said Shrine.
Bill Coopers funeral will be at the Fort Smith Convention Center Tuesday morning at 10. A massive amount of police support is expected there as well.