The Maryland Chapter for the
Concerns of Police Survivors
To All Sworn and Civilian Police Employees:
The Concerns of Police Survivors or COPS Ride Committee is requesting your help. For the past 15 years, retired officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department, current PGPD members and members from other local agencies have organized and staffed the Maryland COPS Ride. Since the first COPS Ride began in 2000, we have lost 58 officers in the line of duty in Maryland. To date, The COPS Ride has raised approximately $1.4 million towards the support of the survivors of our officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Over these 15 years, numerous members of the original COPS Ride Committee have retired from the group. We are looking to recruit new Committee members to assist with organizing the COPS Ride and participate the day of the event. COPS Ride meetings are held monthly, most are held at FOP #89 at 1800hrs. We are looking for new members who will be committed to helping us continue to support Maryland COPS. There are many areas of the Ride that we need help in. Your assistance, your talents and your passion can help us continue to support the MD COPS Organization and most importantly the families of fallen officers.
If you are willing to assist the Maryland Chapter of COPS and the COPS Ride, please plan to attend our first meeting for the 2015 COPS Ride on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1800 hours in the board room of FOP Lodge #89. Any jurisdiction in the State of Maryland is more than welcome, as this is a State wide event. Our meetings are informal, but our passion for the event is not.
Visit www.mdcops.org for more information on the MD COPS organization.
The Maryland Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors is a statewide, non-profit organization which provides programs and services for the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the State of Maryland. MD COPS has many programs and services which include National Police Survivors Seminars held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer support, counseling programs, trial and parole support, death benefit information and other assistance programs. The COPS Ride is the largest contributor to Maryland COPS and the survivors.
On behalf of MD COPS,
Paula D. Speiden
Co-Chair, COPS Ride #16