Covington Police: Officer Cooper's progress is 'impressive'

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The Covington Police Department shared another update on Officer Matt Cooper on Facebook early Wednesday morning.

"Officer Cooper had another restful day and night. He's responding to questions by the squeeze of a hand and even waved to his nurse as she left the room," the police department said. "Matt is continuing to fight and his progress, though slow, is impressive. Officer Cooper still has a very long way to go so please continue your positive thoughts and prayers."

The police department also said Officer Cooper's condition remains serious, asking everyone to continue praying for him and his family.

Cooper was shot in the head on Monday, September 3, while responding to a shoplifting call at a Walmart. He underwent surgery last week at Grady Memorial Hospital to relieve swelling on his brain.

Officer Cooper remains at Grady recovering.

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