H.Res. 1061: Honoring the heroic actions of Court Security Officer Stanley Cooper, Deputy United States Marshal Richard J. "Joe" Gardner, the law enforcement officers of the United States Marshals Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the Court Sec

H.Res. 1061

Honoring the heroic actions of Court Security Officer Stanley Cooper, Deputy United States Marshal Richard J. "Joe" Gardner, the law enforcement officers of the United States Marshals Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and the Court Sec

Date
March 10, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1061 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) on February 2, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1061 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Commends the brave actions and quick thinking exhibited by Court Security Officer Stanley Cooper during the assault at the entrance of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse;
• "Offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Court Security Officer Stanley Cooper, who valiantly gave his life in the line of duty;
• "Commends Deputy United States Marshal Richard J. `Joe' Gardner for his actions and bravery in responding to the assault;
• "Wishes Deputy United States Marshal Richard J. `Joe' Gardner a speedy recovery from the wounds he sustained in the line of duty; and
• "Applauds the Court Security Officers and members of the United States Marshals Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for their brave and courageous actions in responding to the assault at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, on January 4, 2010, during an assault at the entrance of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, Court Security Officer Stanley Cooper was fatally wounded and died heroically in the line of duty while protecting the employees, occupants, and visitors of the courthouse.