ATLANTA, Ga. – Injured Covington Police Department Officer Matt Cooper, 34, of Covington, was transferred today from Shepherd Center’s Intensive Care Unit to its Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.
Officer Cooper sustained a brain injury when he was injured by a gunshot wound to the head in the course of doing his job on Sept. 3.
His medical team continues to be pleased with his progress, and Officer Cooper will now begin therapy under the guidance of a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists.
Medical and rehabilitation teams at Shepherd Center typically include the following: an attending physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech language pathologist, recreation therapist, case manager, peer support specialist, dietitian and psychologist.
Shepherd Center specializes in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
The family is appreciative for the outpouring of support from family, friends and the community, but has requested privacy at this time.
For those who want to donate online to help support the medical-related expenses for Officer Cooper, a GoFundMe account is available at www.gofundme.com/633s108.