Horseman’s Games Fundraiser for National C.O.P.S., by Trisha Byrd, sister Officer Todd Bahr, Fredericksburg Police (VA), EOW 6/6/08

On August 6, 2011, at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, WA; I held a Washington State Horseman‘s games fundraiser for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). I searched my heart for ways to give back to the organization that helped me through the most difficult time in my life...the day I lost my brother in the line of duty.

Trisha ByrdTodd Allen Bahr (EOW 6/6/08, badge # 337) was a police officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department in Fredericksburg, VA. I had never heard of C.O.P.S. before, but the Washington State C.O.P.S. chapter called me when they heard of my loss. I was so grateful for all the help, guidance and support everyone had given my family and I. I don‘t think we could have made it through this difficult time without the love of our Heavenly Father and the support of C.O.P.S.

At the fundraiser, we had the presentation of colors along with three other riders who carried different police/fallen officer flags. The girls did a wonderful job. We had about 25 riders participate in the games, which consisted of timed speed events such as: barrels, poles, flags, figure 8, cal stake, keyhole, keyrace, 2 man 3 barrel and 2 mancal stake.