About this Event
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Utah Chapter and I RUN UTAH are excited to announce the 4th Annual Fallen Officers Memorial 5k Run/Walk. This event provides the community an opportunity to show their support to our law enforcement officers, and the families and coworkers of officers killed in the line of duty.
Super heros don't always wear capes! Come dressed as yourself, or your favorite super hero. Prizes will be given out for the best costume.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
(12500 S 1300 E)
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Proceed from the run will support the family of fallen officer Douglas Barney, as well as the officers with UPD.
The Fallen Officers Memorial Run was started by the Johnson family, family of Sgt Derek Johnson killed in the line of duty in September 2013. They wanted to give back to the organizations that supported them, and continue to do so.
C.O.P.S. is very grateful to the Johnson family, and all they have done to continue to show their support to the law enforcement community, and those affected by line of duty deaths.
Our mission is to provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers, who have died in the line of duty. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues, and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
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 experience 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.
Programs and services are funded by grants and donations.