We Remember the Officers

We remember the officers who changed our lives,
The men and woman who protected us day and night,
People who respect for their dedication to the cause,
For when faced with danger, they never even pause.

We remember the officers who always stood true,
Whatever the color of uniform, brown gray or blue,
With pride and integrity they say "To serve and protect",
For the giving of their life, we offer our respect.

We remember the officers who we never really knew,
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SPD Blue Mass, Sunday, October 9th

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church will be hosting a Blue Mass, honoring the men and women of the Seattle Police Department, on:

DATE: October 9, 2011 (Sunday)
TIME: 1030 Hours (reception to follow)
LOC: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
3218 W Barrett,  Seattle, WA (Magnolia)

Families are welcome and encouraged to attend.  It would be great to see a big SPD turnout for this event as a way of thanking the parish for showing their appreciation in such a special way.

Civilian employees are encouraged and welcome to attend.

SPD Brass has specifically extended an invitation to Survivors.  Thanks SPD!

Uniformed personnel encouraged to wear either their Class A or Dress Uniform.

All faiths welcome.

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Lakewood Street Survival Seminar

Judith Secor, Parent, Officer Robert Coulter, California Highway Patrol (CA), EOW 11/02/2003

Gene and I went to Lakewood on July 19th and 20th to represent WAStateC.O.P.S. with an information table at the Street Survival Seminar hosted by the Lakewood PD for law enforcement officers. Lt. Heidi Hoffman was our wonderful host and made us feel very welcome.

David “Buck Savage” Smith from Calibre Press, PoliceOne was the seminar presenter.  He knows Concerns of Police Survivors, Suzie Sawyer, and is a great supporter of C.O.P.S. After a few brief conversations, he invited Gene and me to attend the seminar on the second day – the all-day program was offered twice, once each day. What an honor! This was a class for LEOs, NOT survivors, yet he welcomed us. He allowed me to tell the circumstances of my son’s death since it illustrated a point he was making. It was something else to have these seasoned LEOs nodding their heads in understanding of what I had to say.

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2011 Pierce County Memorial Speech

by Emily Nollmeyer, daughter, Craig Nollmeyer, Tacoma Police Department, EOW 01/24/1985

I would like to thank Chief Ramsdell and the Pierce County Police Chief's Association for all the effort they put into this memorial service every year.

I was four years old when my dad died in January of 1985. I have precious few memories of him, but very vivid memories of the time immediately following his death. I remember the officers and chaplains coming to our house the night he died, and being overwhelmed with all of the family and friends that surrounded us in the days after his death. I remember how cold it was at the graveside service while I watched the Honor Guard officers fold the flag over my father‟s coffin. My brother and I were enthralled that day with the talking motorcycles Harvey and Beulah as well getting to ride in a limousine with a real TV in the back.

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C.O.P.S.' Largest Annual Parents Retreat

Camdenton, Missouri- October 25, 2010- Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) will be hold its last retreat of the year and attendance will break records for that retreat and for the number of participants C.O.P.S. has had at all of its 2010 retreats!  More than 200 will attend the retreat to be held at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 29-November 1, 2010, for surviving parents of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Read more »

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