Dr. Howard Cooper

Dr. Howard Cooper is a lifelong Lake County resident who used his medical and dental expertise to assist thousands of Lake County residents to maintain their health over the years. Dr. Cooper has also volunteered his time and expertise as a forensic specialist to help Coroners and Medical Examiners across the country to identify human remains.

Dr. Cooper has worked as a part of DMORT to identify victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks in the United States. One of the first professionals to join the forensic identification tasks beginning on September 11, 2001, after the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, Dr. Cooper was flown to New York by the U.S. Air Force on a C-130, along with his team, on September 12. There he worked until the end of September and over Thanksgiving that year to help identify victims who were pulled from the rubble.

In addition, Dr. Cooper spent five weeks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. There, as part of DMORT WMD, he was involved in recovery, decontamination, and identification of victims of the horrible disaster.