The Bedford Police Department requests your help with blood donations to benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Each year between 140 and 160 Police Officers die in the line of duty. Started in 1984 C.O.P.S. provides resources to fallen officer’s families and co-workers such as scholarships, counseling, summer camp, and special retreats. C.O.P.S. also 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. If you would like to learn more about them or make a private donation please visit their website at https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/.
Each year names of officers killed in the line of duty are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These names are then read aloud during the annual Candlelight Vigil to memorialize those who made the ultimate sacrifice which will take place Friday, May 13th marking the conclusion of this campaign. For each individual who donates to this campaign the Bedford Police Union will match by $1.00 with a maximum match of $300 (300 donors). *Edit: This campaign has been extended until June 13, 2022.