Suzie Sawyer has returned to Acting Executive Director of C.O.P.S., a national non-profit, headquartered in Camdenton, MO, that provides support resources to the surviving families of American’s fallen law enforcement officers. Sawyer was officially appointed to this position on May 17, 2013 during National Police Week in Washington,
Serving as Acting Executive Director of C.O.P.S. is nothing new to Sawyer who was Executive Director from 1984 to 2011 and is co-founder of the organization. She will work hand-in-hand with the National Board in this temporary appointment. A national search for a permanent Executive Director is being conducted. She will remain on staff for at last a year to train her successor and ensure a smooth transition.
“This year is a very exciting year for C.O.P.S., not just because we are celebrating a hallmark anniversary of rebuilding shattered lives for 30 years, but because we have what can arguably be the best National Board in our history! I call them the "dream team". We are all survivors of an officer killed in the line of duty, we are all passionately dedicated to C.O.P.S., and we are extremely focused on our mission.” said Madeline Neumann, National President of C.O.P.S. “Of course a "dream team" would not be complete without our founder, Suzie Sawyer. Suzie has returned temporarily to C.O.P.S. to do
what she does best: infect everyone with her amazing drive and charisma. We are fortunate that she is willing to steer us through our transition of new leadership.”
Two years after retiring, Sawyer is back in the same office where she helped so many of America’s law enforcement survivors. “As crazy as this may sound, I’ve missed sitting in my chair, looking out the window, and watching the American flag waving in the wind,” said Sawyer. “I always found that sight inspirational because this organization does
great things for America’s surviving law enforcement families.”