2010 Annual Report of the Director
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
The Judiciary enters 2011 reeling from the violent death of one of its devoted public servants. Chief Judge John M. Roll, an exemplary and beloved judge, was killed along with five others on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona. We may not be able to comprehend why such senseless acts occur, but in our efforts to try to understand them, we should never lose recognition of and appreciation for the enormous sacrifice and dedication of our colleagues in service to their country. Last year at this time, we mourned the loss of Court Security Officer Stanley Cooper, who was killed on post in the federal courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada, while protecting the courts and the public. This year, we witnessed an act of indescribable heroism as Judge Roll shielded another victim with his body during the shooting rampage in Tucson and lost his life doing so.
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