ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons honored a Georgia police officer who was shot in the line of duty Sunday night.
A suspect shot Covington police Officer Matt Cooper in the head when he responded to a shoplifting call on Labor Day last year.
The Falcons named Cooper an honorary captain for their home opener against the Eagles and the officer stood at the 50-yard line for the coin toss.
Cooper must have been good luck for the Falcons. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones connected on a game-winning touchdown in the final minutes.
Being an honorary captain wasn't the only big event for Cooper this weekend. The officer also competed in his department's annual "Fuzz Run."
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