Hey everybody! I’m thrilled to announce that the agency patches for my new novel, Detron City Vice, are now available via the IJM patch store! Moreover, I’m donating 100% of my author royalties from these items to the Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a national non-profit organization serving the families and colleagues of America’s fallen law enforcement officers.
This is an amazing group, y’all. I kid you not. As someone who served four years in law enforcement as a civilian during the early 2000s, I’ve seen first-hand the incredible work these folks do, and just how much it’s desperately needed.
Click here to buy your Detron City Vice patch today and show your support for C.O.P.S!!!
All IJM patches are sold in sew-on or hook-and-loop (Velcro) styles for $9-10 and are stitched by Rob and Laura Marshall of Creative Gems GA.
About Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today, C.O.P.S. membership is over 54,000 survivors. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria. C.O.P.S. is governed by a national board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 50 chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.
C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors’ Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, “C.O.P.S. Kids” counseling reimbursement program, the “C.O.P.S. Kids” Summer Camp, “C.O.P.S. Teens” Outward Bound Adventure for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
C.O.P.S. knows that a survivor’s level of distress is directly affected by the agency’s response to the tragedy. C.O.P.S., therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession. C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.
To learn more about C.O.P.S. and its mission, visit the group’s official website at https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/.