Sean Cooney, 27, who worked as a security officer at Westborough District Court, died in Indianapolis early Friday morning. The Worcester resident was in Indianapolis to make funeral arrangements for one of his best friends, Norm Lesage.
“He was a part-time officer with the Rutland Police Department and he was also a dispatcher,” Rutland Police Sgt. Nick Monaco told Westborough Patch on Friday morning, June 1. “We don’t have much more information right now, but we’ll be calling Indianapolis police shortly.”
According to a report by the Providence Journal in Indianapolis, Cooney was found fatally wounded next to an apartment building in a downtown alley near the public library at about 2:30 a.m. He suffered blunt trauma to the head, reported Fox News Boston.
At Westborough District Court, Cooney was often the first person to greet those entering the building. He regularly worked at the security station at the front entrance to the courthouse.
Friends flooded Cooney’s Facebook page with condolences Friday morning as news of his death spread. One of his final Facebook posts referred to his trip to Indianapolis and the death of his friend. He wrote, “No words for how weird and sad it makes me that Norm won't be there to pick me up. Once the shock wears off you're left to deal with the reality of life."
Cooney’s brother Ryan posted a condolence message on an obituary for Lesage that reads, “Norm and Sean couldn’t be closer as far as friends go, sometimes in life you get lucky and you find a friend who you can totally relate to, a friend who compliments you and is there for you no matter what.”