Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.
Washington State has lost more than 370 officers in the line of duty since it became a state.
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria.
WAStateC.O.P.S. is one of over 50 chapters of Concerns of Police Survivors, founded in 1984. Our chapter was chartered in 1996 and serves survivors living in Washington State who have lost an officer in the line of duty, no matter where their officer made the ultimate sacrifice.
C.O.P.S. ministers to survivors’ needs by extending a helping hand to stabilize their emotional well-being, as others suffering the same loss can be of service to new survivors during their periods of helplessness.
Funding from outside sources enables WAStateC.O.P.S. to offer survivors professional help through meetings, training for those survivors who are ready to actively support new survivors, family workshops, and training to police departments on how to handle a line-of-duty death. Unfortunately, many departments have no protocol on what to do when the tragedy of an officer’s death strikes. In these instances, it is harder for the agency to help the surviving families and affected co-workers get through what could be the most difficult crisis of their lives.
Our chapter of C.O.P.S. is entirely volunteer-driven; we have NO paid staff. As survivors of law enforcement line of duty death, our mission is to assist those who come after us learn to live, laugh and love again.
There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
For more information on how to help our state’s survivors of Law Enforcement line of duty death, contact us at Info@WashingtonStateCops.Org