Western New York COPS-Concerns of Police Survivors

Western New York COPS-Concerns of Police Survivors We are law enforcement survivors whose loved one, or co-worker, died in the line of duty. We support others and help them re-build their shattered lives.
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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. C.O.P.S. ministers to survivors’ needs by extending a helping hand to stabilize their emotional well-being. Others in our Chapter, who have suffered the same type of loss, can be of service to new survivor families during their time of helplessness. C.O.P.S. also 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. Funding from outside sources enables Western New York CO.P.S. offer financial assistance to first year survivors attend Police Week, held in May each year, in Washington, D.C., where they are able to attend sessions to help them through their grieving process. Newly deceased officers from the previous year will be honored during Police Week, and their name will go on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) Wall. Individual Retreats are offered by National C.O.P.S. each fall, where support from others in the same category in the family dynamics, is led by mental health professionals. These Retreats include: Spouses; Parents; Children; Siblings; In-Laws; Fiances/Significant others; Co-Workers; and Co-Worker Couples. Many survivors attend year after year and find solace they are not alone in their journey. Each year, between 140 and 160 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to deal with their worst nightmare. C.O.P.S. helps them to rebuild their shattered lives, both on a national and local level. Our Chapter is made up of widows, mothers and fathers, children, siblings, and co-workers, who have lost a loved one or co-worker, in the line of duty. It is our mission to reach out to those who need us and assist them through their grief as long as we are needed.

Mission: To provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty as determined by federal criteria. Also provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the publice of the need to suppor the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

07/06/2020
05/20/2020
Sunday, May 10th begins National Police Week. Each year, hundreds of loved ones of fallen officers from around the count...
05/09/2020

Sunday, May 10th begins National Police Week. Each year, hundreds of loved ones of fallen officers from around the country converge on Washington, DC to honor their loved ones, to attend Candlelight Service at which their loved one’s names are called. They also receive attention and counseling by professionals during the week.

Thousands of Law Enforcement Officers from around the world also attend, to lend their support to these grieving families.

This year, that will not happen. Their will only be a virtual showing.

You can honor our fallen officers by putting your flags out during the week of May 10th and on May 15th flags should be at half staff.

Western New York COPS-Concerns of Police Survivors's cover photo
05/09/2020

Western New York COPS-Concerns of Police Survivors's cover photo

04/17/2020

The 30th Annual Abate Motorcycle Run has been postponed; Abate hopes to reschedule when conditions allow.

C.O.P.S. issued the below statement at 9:00 a.m. CST today in conjunction with other organizations who plan National Pol...
04/01/2020

C.O.P.S. issued the below statement at 9:00 a.m. CST today in conjunction with other organizations who plan National Police Week. Please read through the statement and share it with your membership. Thank you for your ongoing support you provide to our survivors.

03/18/2020

Police Week 2020
C.O.P.S. issued the below statement at 4:00 p.m. CST today in conjunction with other organizations who plan National Police Week. Please read through the statement and share it with your membership. Below the statement are speaking points (Q&A's) that the National Office will be fielding, but we wanted to prepare you with these as well, as we know your members will be looking to you for guidance. Thank you for your ongoing support you provide to our survivors.

Talking points to assist you:
Do I need to cancel my hotel?
No, the information you provided to COPS has not been released and no credit cards have been charged.
What if I can’t cancel my flight?
Check with your airline to see if they offer travel vouchers or can explain their refund policy.
Returning survivor fees-
You will have the option to have it refunded or held until 2021. A message will be sent Monday, March 23rd explaining this.
When will officers who died in 2019 be honored in D.C.?
Those officers WILL be honored and the leaders of NPW planning organizations are working on plans of what that will look like.
Blue Honor Gala tickets-
People can either receive a refund or hold their tickets until 2021.

To all the hard-working men & women in Law Enforcement....past and present....thank you!
01/08/2020

To all the hard-working men & women in Law Enforcement....past and present....thank you!

01/05/2020

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is a day set aside to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all. It’s an opportunity for all of us to show our support and thank law enforcement officers. January 9th each year is designated as L.E.A.D.

What are your doing for L.E.A.D.?

Share with us your creative ideas of how you will show your appreciation to your local law enforcement officers. Some simple things to do:
Display blue lights
Wear blue
Send thank you notes
Deliver sweet treats
Have children draw pictures
Show your appreciation on social media
Participate in a Blue Blood Drive

12/31/2019

Best wishes for a Happy New Year! Be safe and smart out there tonight!

12/17/2019

Our regular meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend. Our next meeting is at 7:00 pm on January 16, 2020 at e Cheektowaga Police Headquarters on Union Road. Please feel free to join us!

12/17/2019
08/18/2019

Be advised that the Honor Run that was to be ran today has been cancelled. We will advise if it is rescheduled.

Captain Jim Koch #202
Town of Hamburg Police

Don't forget the fundraiser this Sunday!  Hope to see you there!!
08/12/2019

Don't forget the fundraiser this Sunday! Hope to see you there!!

SAVE THE DATE:  Please support WNY COPS with your participation whether riding your bike or come join us at the end!!  H...
07/30/2019

SAVE THE DATE: Please support WNY COPS with your participation whether riding your bike or come join us at the end!! Hope to see you there!!

Just a few photos from the 2019 Abate Bike Run on June 2.  Rained in the morning but turned out to be a wonderful aftern...
06/10/2019

Just a few photos from the 2019 Abate Bike Run on June 2. Rained in the morning but turned out to be a wonderful afternoon.

05/23/2019

You are invited to tonight’s meeting at Cheektowaga Police Department at 7:00 PM. We have a small meet/greet @ 6:45 if you care to join us then. Hope to see you there!!

Please join us for this fun, fund-raising, social event!!  If you would like to volunteer and/or donate spirits, please ...
04/04/2019

Please join us for this fun, fund-raising, social event!! If you would like to volunteer and/or donate spirits, please leave a message on this page. Thank you.

01/03/2019

Happy NewYear to all. Please remember that January 9th is our official police appreciation day. LEAD. Let our police officers know they are appreciated. Say thank you, take cookies, have your students write thank you cards. Use your imagination.

Merry Christmas one and all!!  Be safe!!
12/24/2018

Merry Christmas one and all!! Be safe!!

12/18/2018

WNY C.O.P.S. wishes all a very blessed and Holiday and the best of the new year

12/16/2018
Our President of WNY COPS, Jeannette Shields, received a flag at this year's National COPS Parents Retreat.  She had nev...
10/30/2018

Our President of WNY COPS, Jeannette Shields, received a flag at this year's National COPS Parents Retreat. She had never received one. The two men with her are part of a group of parents who honor first-timers every year with a flag. Jeannette reported that the retreat was wonderful.

10/04/2018
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
10/03/2018
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

The clock is ticking down quickly on registering for the C.O.P.S. National Conference on Law Enforcement Trauma and Wellness. Is your agency doing all it can to support your officers?

08/30/2018

Enjoyed pizza, salad @ refreshments at the home of our President last night before our scheduled meeting. Nice to meet new people and share ourselves with each other. Much discussion during our meeting when we reviewed fundraising, travel expenses and overall welfare of our Chapter. Always happy to welcome new members; don't be shy!

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
08/29/2018
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

C.O.P.S. Executive Director Dianne Bernhard is an amazing leader of this organization, always putting survivors and the safety of law enforcement officers first. Great interview!

Town of Hamburg Police
07/06/2018

Town of Hamburg Police

Andrew Masse has been very busy lately. The 12-year-old, who has been battling cancer, has worked with Town of Evans PD, became an honorary police officer and road captain for Buffalo Police, and worked alongside the Erie County Sheriff's Office. It seems his work is never done! The Town of Hamburg Police Department was lucky enough to have Andrew join the SWAT team on a “search warrant” executed on a house in Hamburg on July 4th. Dressed in his SWAT gear and armed with his cuffs and courage, Andrew entered the home with the team to find the “subject” located in a back bedroom. Andrew took the bad guy down, cuffed him, walked him out to the waiting patrol car and slammed the door shut on him before giving fist bumps to his co-workers for a job well done. Thank you Andrew Masse for giving us your time and assistance!

06/07/2018
Western New York COPS-Concerns of Police Survivors

Western New York COPS-Concerns of Police Survivors

On behalf of WNY C.O.P.S. a big "Thank You!" to A.B.A.T.E for their unending support. The Dice Run last Sunday was a success thanks to A.B.A.T.E., donations from survivors, friends and many businesses! Our volunteers went above and beyond and a BIG "Thank you!" to all!

06/06/2018

On behalf of WNY C.O.P.S. a big "Thank You!" to A.B.A.T.E for their unending support. The Dice Run last Sunday was a success thanks to A.B.A.T.E., donations from survivors, friends and many businesses! Our volunteers went above and beyond and a BIG "Thank you!" to all!

Please support your local WNY C.O.P.S. Chapter by attending this event.  We would love to see you there!!
04/25/2018

Please support your local WNY C.O.P.S. Chapter by attending this event. We would love to see you there!!

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