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Charleston native honored by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Charleston, Missouri native was honored with a permanent memorial for his service to police officers in St. Louis.

Dr. James Cooper was the personal doctor of choice for hundreds of officers between 1968 and 1989.

He was also key in reforming the department's medical division.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, a picture of Dr. Cooper was unveiled during a ceremony at the Police Academy.

Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler read a citation from Francis G. Slay, Mayor, City of St. Louis.

It read, in part:

“The City of St. Louis, along with the members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, will never forget the professionalism and commitment to the preservation of life that Dr. James F. Cooper focused on during his career with the Department and his entire life. His hard work and compassion are greatly appreciated.”

Several of “Doc” Cooper's family members from Charleston made the trip to St. Louis for the event.

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