William (Bill) Cooper was shot and killed November 5th 2001 by sheriff...
A former naval officer, decorated Vietnam War veteran, shortwave radio broadcaster and a world-reknowned lecturer and author, Cooper spent his last years exposing the truth behind the New World Order.
Cooper was adamant that he would only broadcast or print information that he had documented and verified. He would not allow unverified information to go out over his radio program. This is what made him special. If Cooper said it, you could be pretty certain he could back it up with hard evidence. On his shortwave radio show, "The Hour of Our Time," Bill would read to his audience, among other things, heretofore hidden information about the history of secret societies from ancient times to the present day. Over 40 hours of these tapes exist.
'The Hour Of Our Time' is the only official documentary of William Cooper's life, his works and his legacy.
On November 5, 2001, officers of the Apache County Sheriff's Office decided to serve Cooper a warrant based on the above-mentioned charges. For reasons not explained, the Sheriff's Office sent deputies to Cooper's home at approximately 11:00PM, and instead of knocking on his door and announcing themselves, the deputies attempted to lure Cooper from his house by posing as citizens playing loud music on or near his property. Cooper, who was an above the knee amputee, went down to investigate the scene in his truck. It is disputed whether the deputies identified themselves or tried to serve an arrest warrant at that time. Nevertheless, Cooper announced he was returning to his house to contact the Eager Police Department, either to verify the warrant or to contact the local authorities in order to report what he may have still believed was a real disturbance. Before he could do so however, the sheriff's deputies tried to apprehend him, at which point shooting began. Although it is unclear who began firing, there are some who question the uncertain circumstances, and who was responsible for first shots fired. Cooper was armed and one deputy was wounded. Another deputy returned fire, killing Cooper. Milton William Cooper was 58 years old.