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UPDATE: Wounded Covington officer 'doing well' after surgery

Photo courtesy: Covington Police Department

UPDATE 7:30 A.M.

COVINGTON, Ga. -- According to the Covington Police Department Officer Matt Cooper has a restful night after having a surgery to reduce the swelling seems to have been successful. He's responding to questions by the squeeze of a hand. Matt is continuing to fight and his progress is impressive. Matt’s condition is obviously serious . The bullet is still lodged at the Carotid artery. “Coop” still has a very long way to go so please continue your positive thoughts and prayers. Please continue praying for the Cooper family as well. We will post updates when they are made available to us. #prayingforofficercooper


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UPDATE 6:30 P.M.

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Covington Police Department says that Officer Matt Cooper -- in serious condition after being shot in the head Monday afternoon -- is recovering after surgery Wednesday afternoon.

The department says Cooper underwent surgery to relive pressure from swelling on his brain.

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UPDATE 2 P.M.

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Covington Police Department says that Officer Matt Cooper -- in serious condition after being shot in the head Monday afternoon -- is going back to surgery "as a proactive and precautionary measure."

The department adds that there are three ways to donate to Cooper and his family. See them here:

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WEDNESDAY

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Covington Police Department posted an update to Facebook Wednesday morning that Officer Matt Cooper is still in serious condition after being shot in the head Monday afternoon.

Stating, "There has been no change in his condition since yesterday. The hospital is conducting a CT scan on Matt every 4-6 hours. Please continue to pray for Matt! We will make any new information available as soon as we can!"

In addition to the update the following flyer was posted asking for those running in the 35th Annual Fuzz Run to wear BLUE in honor of Matt.


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COVINGTON, Ga. -- Officer Matt Cooper of the Covington Police Department is still listed in serious condition.

In a Facebook post, the Covington Police Department update the condition of their officer.

Officer Cooper is to be evaluated again this morning. The bullet is lodged in his Carotid Artery and his vital signs are strong.

In addition Covington First United Methodist Church is open today until 5:00 p.m. for community-wide prayer event that lasts all day.

In a statement to Facebook, "The sanctuary of Covington First UMC will be open to come and pray for Officer Cooper, his wife, his children, and his family."

"Please enter through the portico on Monticello Street, through the office. This can also be a time of prayer for our Covington Police Dept.that risk their lives daily to serve and protect our city, the officers that were also involved in this incident today and the CPD as they rally around their fellow officer. Please be in prayer for all of our First Responder's for all they do each day."



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