Grief support and resources for surviving families and co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty; law enforcement trauma training; public education.
For months, one sentence reverberated in my head. "Someone killed my child." But Concerns of Police Survivors reached out, gave me a hand, and helped pull me up.
Now I am the National President of COPS, representing over 14,000 families across the nation who are members of an organization that we wish we did not belong to, but so thankful that it does exist. Our fallen heroes were husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters not only through blood, but also through "the job". They wore their uniforms and badges with pride and dignity. They protected our cities and towns, both large and small, during the day and while we slept at night. They served our communities so the children who live within them are safe.
I can hear more than 17,000 voices from these fallen heroes. I hear them say "my family is now your family, and in them you will find the best part of me." Take care of them for me for I fought the good fight, I finished my race, I kept the faith. It is well with my soul.