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In memory of Chris Cooper

Created by Roselma Cooper

Chris Cooper

Thank you for visiting the memorial I created in memory of an amazing man, God fearing, Husband, Father, Police Officer. Chris was well known in his small community, loved and respected by many. No one knew his secret, his 6 yr battle. It began innocent, prescribed by life long Dr to control pain. In the years to follow trusted childhood Dr gradually took him from mild dose of Lortab as needed to Oxcycodone 30 mg routine 4 times day. Without the meds routine life was a struggle both mentally and physically. Officer Ccoper suffered in silence at work and home. He suffered until his next dose. It only took an hr or less for body and mind to welcome what it craved. He would be able to be the man everyone loved and respected. The oxcycodone seemed to effect his mental wellbeing more then his physical. He turned to wife, expressing his desire for help. He got into therapy one month before that tragic morning. He wanted to learn to live without the meds. He was ready...a fight he decided he was going to win!!! His wife, kids community... his life was worth it. Officer Cooper lost his fight April 2018 at the young age of 53. He opened the door to a new fight...a fight his long time wife is forced to battle. A daily fight to stay filled with faith and strength while she learns a new way of living. A fight to stay true to the woman she knows she is and learn about the new woman that dewls within her created by grief. She fights alone, she is learning as she goes. She is encouraged with his memory his bravery to fight to win his addiction. She sniffles through the tears with fear at the fight in front of her, the struggle of life as a widow. She fell to her knees four months after that tragic morning when she was taught by pharmacist of Naloxone. While learning how to live new life she did'nt choose. She now chooses to fight the battle of awareness. She is choosing to fight for the wives. Fight for the voice to speak loud and clear. To make mandatory at every pharmacy, at every pick up, the knowledge of Naloxone. In hopes someone else won't have to fall to their knees when they learn to late they could've saved him. Hopes that another woman won't have to learn how to live alone, wont have to lose the cherished love and protection of her husband. Help her fight Be loud about awareness. I will.

This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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