1 Year after Being Shot in the Head; Police Officer Leads ‘Fuzz Run’

The Fuzz Run 5K is a 36-year tradition in Covington, Georgia, and while each year has grown bigger and better, no year has been more special than this one. This year’s event had a special theme, “Officer Cooper Strong.”

All in honor of Officer Matt Cooper, who was shot in the head last September during a shoplifting call at a Covington Walmart. Miraculously, he survived and has been fighting ever since. Cooper said, “It’s the willpower to never give up. There are bad days, there are a lot of bad days. But you must keep driving. You can’t give up.”

To show his willpower, Officer Cooper kicked off the Fuzz Run events by leading the “1-mile fun run” with his family. Hundreds of runners, walkers and spectators came out to cheer him on, proud of his accomplishments so far.

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Captain Ken Malcom said, “You got to keep in mind as well as he progresses that dr. Thought that this time he’s still be in a wheelchair. And he’s worked so hard to be able to get out and enjoy this day and we are so proud of him.” Safe to say… CBS46 News

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