UPDATE: Tuesday, October 9th 2018
Injured Covington Police Department Officer Matthew Cooper, 34, of Covington, is making slow, but steady progress in Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, according to his family and physician.
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.
He is participating in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy daily. His rehabilitation treatment team does not yet know how long he will be hospitalized at Shepherd Center, they said.
Rehabilitation treatment 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.
The family continues to be very 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. The link is below.
Locally, the Covington Police Department said anyone who would like to donate to the family, can do so through the Covington Police Who Care (501C3).
The police department has listed multiple ways for people to donate to the family.
- Stop by Newton Federal Bank on Highway 278 in Covington and asked to donate to Officer Matt Cooper. (Routing # 261170371) (Account # 0011269651)
- Stop by the Covington Police Department on Oak Street and make a donation to the "Police Who Care Fund" by check or Cash. Place Officer Matt Cooper's name in the memo.
- Wire Transfer:
- Receiving Bank: First National Bankers Bank - 7813 Office Park Boulevard in Baton Rouge. (Routing #065 403 370) (Swift # FRNAUS44)
- Beneficiary Bank: Newton Federal Bank 3175 Highway 278 in Covington, Ga. (DDA# 261170371) (Beneficiary name- Officer Matt Cooper account # 0011269651)
Also...check out some other events where proceeds will benefit Officer Cooper and his family...