Reports say this sheriff deputy could have retired years ago, but he loved his job too much. He loved being a Cop.
4029 News reports Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper died after he was shot during a standoff Wednesday morning. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also hurt.
Law enforcement captured Billy Monroe Jones after the standoff.
Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells and Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper were identified as two people shot. Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper died after the shooting this morning, according to a release sent by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Deputy Cooper had served with the county since 2001, according to Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck. He was a Marine Corps veteran and was 65 years old.
"He could have retired years ago," Hollenbeck said, but he stayed on because he "loved the men and women he worked with."
Chief Spells had "superficial wounds," said Sheriff Hollenbeck. He was treated at the hospital and released.