SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A
fundraising effort organized by GovX, the online shopping site
exclusively for current and former military and first responders,
has raised $15,350 for Concerns of
Police Survivors, the nonprofit fund that provides for the families
of fallen police officers.
The GovX Gives Back charitable initiative raised the amount
through individual sales of the August
2021 Patch of the Month and orders of GovX's dedicated line
of athletic apparel and products.
Each year, between 140 and 160 police officers are killed in the
line of duty. Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) provides
resources to families and co-workers to deal with this staggering
loss. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings,
significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died.
C.O.P.S. programs include counseling, peer support, retreats and
activities for kids, legal support, and more for families and
coworkers recovering from the loss of a loved one.
C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.
Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 54,000 survivors. Survivors
include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others,
and co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty
according to federal government criteria. C.O.P.S. is governed by a
national board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and
services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 50
chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots
"The high quality products GovX offers to first responders and
military personnel at discounted rates is already such a perk for
those who have dedicated their lives to serving others," said
Dianne Bernhard, C.O.P.S. Executive
Director. "This generous donation to C.O.P.S. also shows the
compassion and commitment from the company to always honor the
fallen and make sure their survivors left behind are supported.
Words can't describe our appreciation."
Programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors'
Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships,
peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S.
Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids"
Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens"
Outward Bound Adventure for young adults, special retreats for
spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and
co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance
"We continue to be grateful to the entire American law
enforcement community," said Alan
Cole, GovX CEO. "It's a true honor to support C.O.P.S. as
they help families navigate the tragic loss of an officer in the
line of duty. I'm grateful to the GovX community for helping us
maximize our donation to this worthy cause."
To find the C.O.P.S. chapter closest to you, visit their
Travis Spalding, GovX,