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Network with Other Officers Who Have Lost Co-Workers In the Line-of-Duty
C.O.P.S. Co-Workers Retreat is planned for surviving co-workers, active or retired, (21 years or older) of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, as determined by C.O.P.S. criteria.
What to Expect
C.O.P.S. Co-Workers Retreat is planned for surviving co-workers to receive support from other law enforcement officers who have experienced a line-of-duty death. You will get the chance to discuss any challenges you may be facing, whether these challenges relate to your loss or your current work environment.
During the retreat, you will meet other law-enforcement officers who can truly understand these challenges, and offer support and guidance. Everyone will attend sessions facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and have the option for one-on-one counseling. The weekend will also provide the survivors the chance to participate in fun, sometimes challenging, activities such as zip lining, shotgun skeet shooting, and pontoon boat fishing.
It is our goal that survivors leave the retreat feeling truly heard with a continuing support system made up of peers who actually “get it”.
Attendance at this retreat is strictly confidential, and participant names are not shared.
- Survivor Guilt
- Assisting Surviving Families
- How to Help Your Department Understand What You Are Going Through
- Awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Busting Burnout
If you are flying: You should plan to arrive at St. Louis Lambert Airport (STL) between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2. You will be met by a C.O.P.S. representative at the airport and transported to the YMCA Trout Lodge by bus. You will be transported back to the St. Louis Airport on Monday, October 5, by 11:30 a.m. Please be sure your return flight is AFTER 12:30 p.m. to allow time for check-in and security checks.
If you are driving: You will need to arrive at the YMCA Trout Lodge between 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, and stay through breakfast on Monday, October 5. Meals and activities are planned; no late arrivals or early departures