WAStateC.O.P.S. Chapter Meeting
Saturday, December 2, 2023
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
King County Sheriff’s Office
SeaTac Police Department
4800 S. 188th St, SeaTac, WA
rsvp to Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org
Guest speakers are representatives from the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police.
We will also enjoy a delicious lunch from Catering by Edwin.
Behind the Badge Foundation Holiday Wreath Laying Ceremony
December 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This is an outdoor event, so please dress for inclement weather.
Parking on the Capitol Campus can be difficult so please allow for additional parking and walking time.
This ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm and last no longer than 30 minutes.
Project Blue Light for the holidays
Project Blue Light began in 1989 when a woman named Dolly Craig wrote to the Philadelphia C.O.P.S. chapter to let them know she would be placing a blue light in her window during the holiday season to honor her late son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Gleason.
The idea has since been shared with C.O.P.S. chapters nationwide and grows bigger each year as survivors band together and remember the loved ones they’ve lost in the line of duty. Each year during the holiday season, C.O.P.S. asks citizens and law enforcement agencies to support Project Blue Light. It could be a single blue light in your window, a porch light, or an entire decorating theme in blue to show your support for law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving and protecting their communities. It also displays our thanks to those men and women in blue who continue to serve our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and our hope that they return home safely at the end of the day.
The color blue is symbolic of peace.
If you or someone you know lost a loved one who is a law enforcement officer, participating in Project Blue Light can be a source of comfort or a meaningful way to show your support.
It can communicate that although your loved one is no longer celebrating the holidays with you, they are still present in your home and in your heart. It also demonstrates to other law enforcement officers that you honor their fallen brethren and appreciate their sacrifices. The holidays are a poignant and sometimes painful time period for officers and survivors who are missing partners or loved ones who have passed.
As the holiday season ends and we go into a new year, we hope you will consider remembering the law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. If you have any questions about Project Blue Light or are a survivor searching for resources, contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org.
We are thrilled to have worked with Supreme Whiskey Stones (owned by Chicago-area law enforcement officers) to produce and sell beautiful cut-glass ornaments featuring our chapter logo!
Purchase your WAStateC.O.P.S. ornament here ($15 suggested donation) or at any chapter meeting!
If you need your ornament(s) shipped, please contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.org, so we can make arrangements.
Financial assistance is offered for retreats.
Survivors are invited to work with the board on our 2024 financial assistance offerings.
C.O.P.S. Spouses for Couples Retreat March 22 – 25, 2024
C.O.P.S. Co-Workers for Couples Retreat April 19 – 22, 2024
Suicide Survivors Summer Retreat June 7 – 10, 2024
C.O.P.S. Kids Camp June 15 – 20, 2024
Outward Bound Adventure July 7 -13, 2024
C.O.P.S. Young Adults Camp July 29 – August 2, 2024
C.O.P.S. Adult Children’s Retreat August 9 – 12, 2024
C.O.P.S. Fiancées and Significant Others Retreat August 16 – 19, 2024
C.O.P.S. Siblings Retreat September 13 -16, 2024
C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat September 20 – 23, 2024
C.O.P.S. Co-Workers Retreat October 4 – 7, 2024
C.O.P.S. Extended Family Retreat October 11 – 14, 2024
Suicide Survivors Fall Retreat October 18 – 21, 2024
C.O.P.S. Parents Retreat October 25 – 28, 2024
National C.O.P.S. 2024 Special Events
L.E.A.D. – Law Enforcement Appreciation Day January 9, 2024
National Police Week May 11 – 17, 2024
We offer opportunities for you to help our LODD survivors
WAStateC.O.P.S. is registered to receive donations via Microsoft Bing, an automatic method of support by simply using your Bing browser. To sign up, visit Give.Bing.Com
We accept donations through Fred Meyer in-store shopping. Our Fred Meyer organization number is SA045. Link your Fred Meyer card to our EIN, 91-1616445, by visiting Fred Meyer Community Rewards