8/6/11, I'm putting on a fundraiser to help support COPS. Come out for the WA State Horseman Games/Trail ride in Cle Elum, WA.
I lost my brother three years ago in the line of duty. I was in shock. I had lost my only sibling. It was difficult dealing with my pain. It was around this time that Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) contacted me and offered to cover travel expenses for Police week, which is held every May in Washington DC. C.O.P.S. was founded in 1984 by the families of police survivors. It is a program that offers counseling, classes, retreats, and support for people who have lost family members who were killed in the line of duty. Their mission is to “Rebuild Shattered Lives”. Personally C.O.P.S. has made a huge difference in helping me to cope with the loss of my brother. This program is free of charge for survivors because they believe the price paid is already too high.
I will be hosting a games show/trail ride fundraiser on August 6th at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, Washington. I want to give back to the organization that helped me through the most difficult time of my life. This is a great way for the community to be able to help family members of those who have sacrificed their lives while protecting us.
Please consider making a tax-deductible. Your generosity will go a long way in helping survivors to cope with their grief and begin to rebuild their shattered lives.
Trisha Byrd - In Loving Memory of Officer Todd Bahr, 337, EOW 6-6-08
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