Washington State C.O.P.S. Winter Chapter Meeting

Saturday, December 4, 2021

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kirkland Police Department, 11750 NE 118th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Mike Solan, President, Seattle Police Guild

Rsvp to Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org

We need to know how many will be in attendance in order to ensure enough lunch is prepared, from Catering by Edwin.


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 you are a survivor who is searching for resources, contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org.

OUR HEROES

We are dedicated to providing exceptional service, advocacy, and peer support for surviving families, co-workers, and the law enforcement community for as long as they need us. Click the link below for our Washington State honored heroes.

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PROGRAMS

C.O.P.S. contributes to the emotional and psychological well-being of LODD survivors. Chapters financially assist survivors to attend support programs offered by National C.O.P.S. For more on C.O.P.S. programs, click on the link below.

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EVENTS

WAStateC.O.P.S. offers survivors professional help through events such as the Survivors conference at National Police Week, retreats, peer support and training. Visit the link below to see upcoming events locally or offered by National C.O.P.S.

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Washington State COPS

Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.

National Concerns of Police Survivors

Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors (WAStateC.O.P.S.) is one of over 50 chapters of Concerns  of Police Survivors.

National C.O.P.S. was founded in 1984, with our chapter incorporated in 1996.

C.O.P.S. chapters exist so survivors can offer and receive support from one another. Chapters fundraise in order to financially assist survivors to attend their retreats and the Survivors conference at National Police Week.

For information on how you can help Line of Duty Death (LODD) survivors living in Washington State, please contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org, or call 425-522-2677.