COPS supports families of fallen police offers through counseling, friendship, and camps where other survivors grieve together.
Concerns of Police Survivors is an organization that has been an intricate part of my life for over 23 years. I have attended NPW since 1987 shortly after my husband, Sgt. Bobby Elliott was shot and killed in the line of duty leaving me to raise 2 toddlers alone. I remarried a great guy with 2 children, but the blended family also brings many challenges.
At NPW I found others who had experienced the same loss and had gone through similar experiences of life without their spouse, parent, child, or sibling. In 23 years with my involvement in COPS I served on the National board of trustees and attended the Hands-On-Programs learning how to overcome any obstacle in my life. I have gained strength from the greatest friends I wish I had never met. We are a support system to each other, the family we didn’t want to be part of but circumstances threw us together.
I know how important these programs are and how important it is not only for myself to attend but to be able to give back to the organization that has given so much to me. Unfortunately, it takes money to provide these great programs that COPS provides to survivors (without cost) to rebuild their lives. One way I can raise these funds is through COPS Walk 2010. This year they have started something new. It's called the COPS SLEEP WALK. It's for those of us who cannot be at the COPS Walk. Gee, I don't even have to WALK at all! This website makes it easy for you to donate. Even just a few dollars would help me to reach my goal. Thank you in advance, and I wish you all God’s speed. Stay safe!!!