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Officer Cooper remains at Shepherd Center, continues to progress
Officer Cooper

COVINGTON, Ga. - Injured Covington Police Department Officer Matthew Cooper, 34, of Covington, remains in Shepherd Center’s Intensive Care Unit.

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, 2018.

His medical team is pleased with his progress, and he is expected to be transferred into Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program later this week, where he will 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 of 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