Concerns of Police Survivors, (C.O.P.S.) Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
Since 1984, Concerns of Police Survivors’ mission has been to “rebuild shattered lives” of the surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. They help the officers’ survivors by providing emotional support and healing programs needed to cope with a sudden, violent death. C.O.P.S. is a non-profit 501(c)3 national organization with 52 chapters throughout the United States whose membership is made up of more than 15,000 surviving families. Unfortunately, that membership continues to grow as statistics reflect that approximately 140-160 law enforcement officers are killed every year in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. does not charge survivors for any program or services they provide; they have already paid too high a price.
On March 10-12, 2011 Concerns of Police Survivors will hold its inaugural COPS Walk Southwest to bring together survivors, friends, and the law enforcement community to support their hands-on programs.
The journey will start in South Mountain Park, one of Phoenix’s thirty one Points of Pride, and continue along the Salt River Project Canals into Papago Park, another Point of Pride, and through other scenic and urban areas of Tempe and Phoenix. The goal is to raise funds so C.O.P.S. can continue helping to rebuild the shattered lives of those who lost a loved one in the line of duty. The walk provides a physical challenge and the opportunity to spend time with other survivors and friends walking in memory of loved ones.
If you have any questions, please contact Patty Friend, Development Assistant, at 573-346-4911 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org