Police – The Law Enforcement Magazine
Walking for Police Survivors by Mariah Hughes
The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) will host its seventh annual “COPS Walk” early next month to bring together survivors and members of the law enforcement community willing to accept the challenge of walking 25 miles in two days to support family, co-workers, and other supporters of fallen officers.
The COPS Walk will be Oct. 8-9, along the scenic, historic C&O Canal that runs from Virginia through Maryland and into West Virginia; participants will walk 12.5 miles each day. The walk raises funds to ensure that C.O.P.S. continues helping those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. The organization provides services and programs that help those families rebuild their shattered lives. The walk provides other benefits. It’s designed to give participants a physical challenge as well as the opportunity to spend time with other survivors and friends walking in memory of loved ones.