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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