A solemn procession made its way down Main Road from Cutchogue to Mattituck this morning for the funeral of Jason R. Cooper of New Suffolk. Cooper died after being involved in an accident at his family home June 7. He was 47.
Over a hundred Air National Guardsmen and dozens of first responders lined the street as the fire truck bearing Cooper’s coffin pulled up to Mattituck Presbyterian Church.
Cooper was a lieutenant of the Cutchogue Fire Department and a member of the New Suffolk school board. He worked as an aircraft maintenance supervisor for the New York Air National Guard and was a military veteran.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Interment with military honors was held at the Cutchogue Cemetery
Message from the Chief:
On behalf of Chiefs, Officers and the membership of the Cutchogue Volunteer Fire Department we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes during throughout this sad time.
Shortly after Jason's passing, fellow firefighters from around the area showed gestures of support and sympathies. The support we have received from our community and fellow firefighters is truly remarkable. We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to everyone.
Emergency calls don’t stop coming in even during the most trying of times. We would like to acknowledge the following departments for providing Fire and Ems coverage to the citizens of Cutchogue and New Suffolk while our firefighters attended the funeral services or helped to give him a proper send-off.
We will be forever grateful.
NY Air National Guard - 106th RW
Mattituck Fire Department
Southold Fire Department
Greenport Fire Department
Orient Fire Department
East Marion Fire Departent
Jamesport Fire Department
Riverhead Fire Department
Ridge Fire Department
North Patchogue Fire Department
Islip Terrace Fire Department
Flanders Fire Department
Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Flanders-Northampton Ambulance Corps.
Stony Brook University Hospital Paramedics
Southold Town Police Department
Suffolk County Police Department
Suffolk County Dept. of Fire Rescue Emergency Services
The Cutchogue Volunteer Fire Department also wishes to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Lt. Jason Cooper. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace Coop!