Sunday, February 24, 2013

COPS Walk Southwest 2013


We spent the last weekend in February in Phoenix at a COPS Fundraiser.  The 2nd Annual COPS Walk Southwest was February 23rd and 24th.  Over 40 fantastic participants walked 12.5 miles each day for a total of 25 miles for the weekend.

It was my privilege and honor to be there.  I was one of the many volunteers there to support COPS and help the participants.  I was the official photographer and shot over 300 images.  I met a lot of great people and will share a few images from the often-time emotional event.

Thanks to the participants, volunteers, COPS folks, sponsors, and to those who remember the fallen.  We do not walk alone.  There are those that know how we feel.  

Arizona Concerns of Police Survivors
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. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

Concerns of Police Survivors
C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 15,000 families.  Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. Chapters function in several states at the grass-roots level.

Officer Fatality Update
Preliminary 2013 Numbers
February 28, 2013

Other Causes

Officer Down Memorial Page
“Remembering All of Law Enforcement’s Heroes.”

Here are links to some of my other Law Enforcement themed blogs:

And the link to all of the images from the event on Shuuterfly:

It was great to meet so many new friends.  You all are incredible!

Thanks for putting up with my harassment.  Hope you enjoyed the images.