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  • Teams generate $35,000 for Concerns of Police Survivors

  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Missouri Conservation Agents Association held their 8th annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 3, at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Now a regularity, the tournament brought a sold out crowd and raised more than $35,000.
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  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Missouri Conservation Agents Association held their 8th annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 3, at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Now a regularity, the tournament brought a sold out crowd and raised more than $35,000.
    Thirty-six teams came from all over the country to help raise money for the C.O.P.S. Spouses Retreat held each September in Potosi, Mo. A reception was held Saturday evening at the C.O.P.S. National Office, followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start the next day. Golfers ended the day with a silent auction and a steak dinner provided by Ride4Cops.
    Each year, C.O.P.S. puts together several retreats for survivors of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. These programs provide an opportunity for survivors to bond with and find support from others who have lost an officer in the line-of-duty.
    In addition to the Spouses Retreat, C.O.P.S. hosts a kid’s summer camp for surviving children ages 6-14, an Outward Bound® experience for surviving teens ages 15-20, and weekend retreats for adult children, siblings, parents, extended family members, fiancés/significant others, and affected co-workers. The programs are provided at no cost to survivors, as they have already paid too high a price.
    With more than 33,000 survivors nationwide, and that number growing each year, C.O.P.S. appreciates the support of the Missouri Conservation Agents Association, Ride4Cops, and so many other major donors that allow these retreats to continue to help families heal.
    For more information on C.O.P.S., please visit www.nationalcops.org.
     

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