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.

SeaTac City Hall - 4800 South 188th Street, SeaTac, WA | Office Space

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.

Holiday Ornaments

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.


National C.O.P.S. 2024 Hands-on-Programs (Retreats)

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


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.


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.


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.

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 208-614-2677‬.