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Officer Cooper responding well after surgery

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department Officer Matt Cooper is responding well one day after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, according to an update from CPD. 

"Officer Cooper had a restful night as the surgery to reduce the swelling seems to have been successful," according to the update. "He's responding to questions by the squeeze of a hand.

"Matt is continuing to fight and his progress is impressive."