Concerns of Police Survivors

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Name: Concerns of Police Survivors
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Memorial ride for fallen officers stopped in Morris

MORRIS – Ten years ago, when Joliet Police Department bicycle officer Jonathan Walsh was killed in the line of duty, a bike ride seemed a fitting tribute to the fallen officer.And so the 325-mile, four-day Cycle Across Illinois police memorial ride was ... [Published Morris Daily Herald - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Officers ride in memory of local officer killed in 2004

JOLIET – After cycling about 230 miles to honor his fellow officers, Joliet Police Officer John Stefanski had no complaints.“I’m feeling great,” he said Saturday, before embarking on another leg of the 325-mile ride.Stefanski was one of 54 cyclists riding ... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

COPS riders to honor fallen officers

NORMAL — Pontiac Police Officer Shawna Gilliam had a specific person in mind this week as she pedaled more than 350 miles across Illinois."This year I earned the title of surviving co-worker — a title I would like to have never earned," said Gilliam, ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Normal Detectives Join COPS Ride Across Illinois

BLOOMINGTON - Two Normal police officers are taking action to remember officers lost in the line of duty.Those detectives, Jake Zabukovec and Bill Angus, joined a team of 55 bicyclists in the COPS Cycle Across Illinois Ride. COPS is short for Concerns ... [Published WYZZ-TV - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Cops ride for fallen officers

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email/ Headlines List/ ArticleOn Friday, police officers from around the state were in our area, to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.The 12th Annual Concerns of Police Survivors bicycle ride made its way through ... [Published WNDU - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: C.O.P.S. honors nation's fallen, families left behind

CAMDENTON, Mo. — When Suzie Sawyer and her husband retired to Lake of the Ozarks after his Maryland career in law enforcement, Suzie wasn't ready to retire from C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors). She brought it with her.For the past 20 years, Camdenton, ... [Published Lake Expo Online - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Annual ride recalls sacrifices of officers

In 1994, Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Dorwart was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. Two decades later, dozens take to Illinois roads, bicycling more than 325 miles, to ensure that the service of all fallen officers is not forgot ... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

COPS celebrates 10th annual bike ride

WAVERLY — Terry McMillen wrote his son’s badge number on his calf before he began his annual bike ride across Illinois. That way, the fallen police officer could stay with him with every push of the peddles. Illinois State Police Trooper Brian McMillen ... [Published State Journal-Register - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 3 reports

Bicyclists ride across Illinois in honor of fallen officers

ALTON, IL (KTVI)– More than 50 bicyclists left from the Alton Marina Thursday morning for an emotional ride across Illinois.They are riding to support the Illinois families of law officers killed in the line of duty.The group showed up at the marina at ... [Published Fox 2 Now - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Statewide bike ride remembers police officers who gave their all

The 12th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors riders were in Decatur Wednesday during day three of a 19-day trek covering nearly 1,000 miles throughout Indiana. The event kicked off in downtown Indianapolis Monday as 66 cyclists participating in this year’s ... [Published Decatur Daily Democrat - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

John Joseph Garger

, 53, of Chatsworth (aka Chatsvegas), followed the stairway to heaven on Monday, July 14, 2014.John and Betty Garger welcomed their bouncing baby boy, their firstborn, on Dec. 5, 1960. Their family grew by two with the addition of two princesses, Denise, ... [Published Dalton Daily Citizen - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Annual bike ride will honor fallen officers

NORMAL — A contingent of 55 law enforcement officers, relatives and supporters of Illinois officers who have died in the line of duty will participate in a 350-mile charity bike ride this week.The Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors will ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 16 2014]

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"They came as soon as it happened. They helped plan his funeral" said Hardesty, who is a past president of COPS. Hardesty's two daughters, now 15 and 21, attended COPS-sponsored camp for young survivors
"I really got to understand the stories and the emotions and the feelings they experience, and it really touched me at the time,” said Lt. Jeff Klepec of the Bloomington Police Department. “So, at that point, I said I'm sold on this and I'll help out any way I can.”"
"One thing that always got me choked up was ...  to see just hundreds of children. Schools would be closed.  And just citizens coming out of their homes, waving American flags is just one of the most touching things" Sgt. Steve Staletovich said

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Memorial ride for fallen officers stopped in Mo... [Published Morris Daily Herald - Jul 22 2014]
Officers ride in memory of local officer killed... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Jul 20 2014]
COPS riders to honor fallen officers [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 19 2014]
Normal Detectives Join COPS Ride Across Illinois [Published WYZZ-TV - Jul 19 2014]
Cops ride for fallen officers [Published WNDU - Jul 19 2014]
OPINION: C.O.P.S. honors nation's fallen, famil... [Published Lake Expo Online - Jul 18 2014]
Annual ride recalls sacrifices of officers [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Jul 18 2014]
COPS celebrates 10th annual bike ride [Published State Journal-Register - Jul 18 2014]
Bicyclists ride across Illinois in honor of fal... [Published Fox 2 Now - Jul 18 2014]
Five years after husband's death, widow of slai... [Published New Jersey Online - Jul 17 2014]
Statewide bike ride remembers police officers w... [Published Decatur Daily Democrat - Jul 17 2014]
Riders begin 'cycle across Ill.' [Published KSDK NewsChannel 5 - Jul 17 2014]
Cops Cycling for Survivors are riding to rememb... [Published Greene County Daily World - Jul 17 2014]
C.O.P.S. cycle across Illinois; Supporting live... [Published Fox 2 Now - Jul 17 2014]
John Joseph Garger [Published Dalton Daily Citizen - Jul 17 2014]
C.O.P.S. headquarters moves to Camdenton [Published Lake Expo Online - Jul 16 2014]
Annual bike ride will honor fallen officers [Published Pantagraph.com - Jul 16 2014]
Daybook [Published Daily Inter Lake - Jul 11 2014]
Ofc. Moore's father: Support will give strength [Published Indy Channel - Jul 10 2014]
Business Buzz, July 11 [Published Sun This Week - Jul 09 2014]
Know your council candidate: Tatiana Murrieta [Published TriValleyCentral.com - Jul 09 2014]
COPS offers support to families of fallen officers [Published WISH-TV - Jul 08 2014]
MDC Hunter Education Instructors in St. Louis R... [Published Noodls - Jul 07 2014]
Deputy Jacob Daniel Calvin [Published Kokomo Tribune - Jul 03 2014]
Manheim & NIADA Honor Dealer For Giving Back Th... [Published Auto Remarketing - Jul 01 2014]
50 riders raise money for fallen officers [Published St. Joseph News-Press - Jun 28 2014]
Daybook [Published Daily Inter Lake - Jun 25 2014]
Sheriff’s Department rides for a cause [Published Highland Community News - Jun 20 2014]
Streamlight Renews C.O.P.S. Support for 15th Ye... [Published Police Magazine - Jun 14 2014]
Running from the cops for a good cause [Published WREG - May 31 2014]
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