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.
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