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The History of National Police Week

The History of National Police Week

National Police Week is observed annually around Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. Each year, Concerns of Police Survivors participates by bringing families and coworkers of fallen officers to Washington D.C. for support groups, grief counseling, fellowship, a...

8 Ways to Honor a Fallen Police Officer

8 Ways to Honor a Fallen Police Officer

Every year in May, we observe National Police Week to remember and honor fallen police officers. If your family or local police department recently lost an officer, you may be thinking about some of the best ways to pay tribute to their sacrifice. Here are eight ideas...

National Police Week 2021

National Police Week 2021

Since 1962, National Police Week has commemorated fallen local, state, and federal peace officers on May 15. But due to the uncertainty around large gatherings following the outbreak of Covid-19, this year the event has been postponed until October. Since Registration...

The Annual Arizona Fallen Officer Memorial 5K 2021

The Annual Arizona Fallen Officer Memorial 5K 2021

This year, in order to continue the tradition of our annual Arizona Fallen Officer Memorial 5K while maintaining social distancing measures recommended by the CDC, we will host a virtual run event. This fundraiser makes a huge impact on our C.O.P.S. Arizona chapter,...

Tips for Easter Event Safety

Tips for Easter Event Safety

Easter is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for spring fun like egg hunting and picnicking. Before you set off on your Easter adventures, keep a few safety tips in mind that will make sure your weekend is fun for the whole family. Easter Event...

An Introduction to C.O.P.S. Arizona

An Introduction to C.O.P.S. Arizona

If you’ve heard of C.O.P.S. Arizona, then you probably already know that we are a state chapter of the national Concerns of Police Survivors organization. But what you might not know is the story of how C.O.P.S. began rebuilding lives and everything we are doing today...

12 Random Acts of Kindness to Share with Your Community

12 Random Acts of Kindness to Share with Your Community

After a tough year for everybody, a little bit of kindness can go a long way. We brainstormed 12 random acts of kindness anyone can do to spread love and happiness in your community. 1. Give some extra compliments. Receiving an unexpected compliment is one of the best...

What is Project Blue Light?

What is Project Blue Light?

If someone you love is a law enforcement officer, you probably think often about ways to encourage them and honor their sacrifices. One of the most popular nationwide public movements designed to support the police force and remember fallen officers is Project Blue Light: a memorial that illuminates the night sky every holiday season.

How to Cope with the Loss of Loved Ones Around the Holidays

How to Cope with the Loss of Loved Ones Around the Holidays

While there might not be an easy way to run away from your grief, you can take steps to ease the pain you feel during the holiday season. If you and your family are mourning the loss of a fallen law enforcement professional, reach out to C. O. P. S. for resources and support to help you start moving forward and rebuilding your life.

The History of the Thin Blue Line Flag

The History of the Thin Blue Line Flag

If you’ve ever seen a flag with a field of black background separated by a blue line in the middle, you might have been curious about what it represents and where it originated. Understanding the history of the thin blue line flag can be helpful to understanding how much this symbol means to police officers who put their lives on the line every day.

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