Officer Gary Cooper recently joined the Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus Police Department. He is a 1990 graduate Dora High School (in Dora, Alabama), a 1999 graduate of Wallace State Community College (in Hanceville, Alabama), a 1995 graduate of Alabama Police Academy and a 2021 graduate of Federal Law Academy.
Prior to working at Holmes, Cooper was a federal police officer with the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a retired police officer and a retired Alabama Army National Guard member. Officer Cooper served in the U.S. Army, as well, as a combat soldier for Operation Iraq Freedom II.