All money raised will help families of fallen police officers receive support to rebuild their lives.
I was 10 years old when I became a part of Concerns of Police Survivors. C.O.P.S. was there for me when my dad couldn't be. C.O.P.S. provided me with a support network to help me not feel isolated in my grief and to understand the overwhelming flood of emotions that a child should never have to understand. Meeting other children who would live the rest of their lives never seeing their parent again, for the same reasons, helped me to not feel ashamed or embarrassed for being different. C.O.P.S. has helped me to remember my dad for the admirable life that he lived on and off duty and encourages me to live the same life of honor and compassion towards others.
Donating to this cause will help to honor the lives of fallen officers, including my father and also ensure that services can be provided to help other survivors to piece their life back together.
This year I would like to ride 240 miles through Virginia, not only in honor of my dad Sgt. Kent D. Kincaid, but also in honor of fallen Austin Police Officer Jaime Padron. Officer Padron left behind 2 daughters who are the same age as my sister and I were when we lost our dad. I would like to raise money to ensure that COPS can be there for these little girls as they face the harsh journey of growing up everyday without their hero. This money will go directly towards COPS Kids camp where I truly believe is where I learned to laugh and have fun again.