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Arizona Chapter of C.O.P.S. to receive donation from CEO of major company

C.O.P.S. organization supports families of fallen police officers

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 -


Join prominent businessman, Harry Herington, this Thursday May 20th at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Fallen Peace Officer Memorial at Wesley Bolin Park in Phoenix.

Herington will be raising awareness of the inherent dangers of law enforcement and support for families of fallen officers.

Harry -- a former police officer -- is riding his motorcycle to every state capitol and making a donation at each stop.

“As a former police officer, I know from experience that an officer’s biggest concern is not falling in the line of duty, but what happens to their family if they do,” Herington said. “That is why I am committed to raising awareness for this great cause, and I encourage others to follow the ride and get involved.”

Harry will be making a presentation to our Arizona Chapter of C.O.P.S. The Blue Knights motorcycle club will also be in attendance and are supporting this great cause.

There will be some of the local survivors there also.

About National Concern of Police Survivors and it's local chapters:

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. COPS provide resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join COPS, for the price paid is already too high.

COPS was organized in 1984 with 110 members. Today COPS' membership is over 15,000 families. Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.

COPS' programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, and in-laws, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

COPS knows that a survivor's level of distress is directly affected by the agency's response to the tragedy. COPS, therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession.

COPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. COPS programs and services are funded by grants and donations. Law enforcement agencies and organizations are encouraged to support COPS through Partners in Law Enforcement.

Jim Warriner/www.ride4cops.com

President, Arizona Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors

j.warriner@cox.net / 602.448.7600