At Thin Blue Line USA, our mission to give back to law enforcement non-profits, and well-deserving families whose loved ones risk their lives daily to keep others safe. Officers around the country take on a selfless job, and often do not receive thanks for the work that they do. We are proud to continue to work with C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) and announce our additional gift of $35,000.
Concerns of Police Survivors, also known as C.O.P.S., is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1984 by co-founders Suzie Sawyer and Trudy Chapman. They started the organization because they found that there was a need for the support of surviving spouses that wasn’t being met. In the early days the surviving spouses would meet in Suzie’s basement in Maryland simply because they needed each other and they needed a safe place where they could talk openly with other survivors. What began as a small network of people, just 10 surviving spouses, grew to a membership of over 54,000 survivors.
In 1993 the organization moved their headquarters to Camdenton, Missouri and is now considered one of the largest law enforcement support services in the nation. C.O.P.S. has over 50 chapters nationwide that provide support in every community. The organization is committed to setting goals and working tirelessly at providing resources for the families and co-workers of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty. Our partnership began almost 4 years ago when we reached out to Lauren Crisman, the Development Director, to talk about our Give Blue fundraising efforts to help the families of fallen officers. It was an important meeting for us because we wanted to create a partnership with an organization that had common goals where we could collaborate on projects towards the support of law enforcement communities.
Thin Blue Line USA is proud to support C.O.P.S. and continue in our mission of inspiring support for our law enforcement, and providing assistance to families of the fallen and injured.
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