Officer Matt Cooper Covington (GA) Police Department—who was shot in the head in a 2018 shooting—has returned to work. - Image courtesy of the Covington Police Department / Facebook. 

Officer Matt Cooper Covington (GA) Police Department—who was shot in the head in a 2018 shooting—has returned to work.

Image courtesy of the Covington Police Department / Facebook. 

An officer with the Covington (GA) Police Department who was shot in the head in a 2018 shooting has returned to work.

According to WXIA-TV, Officer Matt Cooper and a sergeant were called to a local Walmart to respond to a shoplifting call.

Two people were taken into custody in the parking lot and a third ran from the scene.

Cooper and the sergeant began to search for the third subject and shots rang out, resulting in a severe head injury to Officer Cooper.

Cooper was transported to a nearby hospital, then transferred to another hospital facility, where he began a long road of recovery.

After nearly two years of hard work, Officer Matt Cooper is again 10-8.

The agency posted on its Facebook page, "Officer Cooper is back at work! Welcome back Matt! #148strong."

 

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