The Las Vegas City Council, Ward 3 Councilman Bob Coffin and the U.S. Marshals Service will host a ceremony to rename Chef Andre Rochat Place to Stanley W. Cooper Place on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the corner of Sixth Street and Chef Andre Rochat.
Stanley W. Cooper was serving as a court security officer inside the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse when he was shot and killed on Jan. 4, 2010, by a lone gunman who entered the courthouse and opened fire. Cooper became a federal court security officer in 1994, after retiring with 26 years of service with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The street that will be named for Cooper is currently known as Chef Andre Rochat Place. Chef Rochat, a longtime Las Vegas resident and restaurateur, has graciously agreed to allow the street to be renamed for Cooper. Chef Rochat’s restaurant, Andre’s, was previously located at the corner of Sixth and Andre Rochat, but has since moved to the Monte Carlo hotel-casino.
Once the street is renamed to Stanley W. Cooper Place, the employees at the courthouse who Cooper protected every day will see his name on the corner as they come and go from the building.
Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Councilman Coffin, as well as representatives from the U.S. Marshals Service and the federal courthouse, are scheduled to speak at the renaming event. Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served.