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PEORIA, Ariz., – With its donation of $20,000, presented during the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Apex Tactical Specialties brought its total contribution to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to $50,000. Apex raised the funds through the sale of the Thin Blue Line Series of triggers from which the company dedicates 25% of each sale to the national law enforcement support organization.
“Apex has a loyal and dedicated customer base who understand and appreciate the tremendous sacrifices the men and women of law enforcement make. Thanks to their enthusiastic support of our Thin Blue Line Series, we are able to continue assisting the wonderful work Concerns of Police Survivors performs on behalf of our nation’s law enforcement families,” said Randy Lee, the founder and CEO of Apex who presented to check during the NRA Show.
“We are so grateful for the support of Apex Tactical Specialties. It is only through this support that we are able to provide services for the growing number of law enforcement survivors across the country. Apex is a company with a huge heart,” said Dianne Bernhard, executive director of C.O.P.S.
C.O.P.S., a nationally recognized and highly respected law enforcement support organization, offers programs for survivors, including the National Police Survivors’ Conference, which is held each May during National Police Week. C.O.P.S. also offers scholarships and peer-support at the national, state, and local levels; the “C.O.P.S. Kids” counseling reimbursement program; and the “C.O.P.S. Kids” Summer Camp. “C.O.P.S. Teens” offers an Outward Bound experience for young adults. C.O.P.S. also sponsors special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, fiancés/significant others and co-workers. Trial and parole support, as well as other assistance programs, are also available.
Concerns of Police Survivors is a nationwide not-for-profit organization with 52 Chapters across the country. Members of C.O.P.S. are always prepared to help survivors when they need it, where they need it. The organization’s mission has always been to “rebuild shattered lives” of the survivors. C.O.P.S. has a membership comprised of more than 37,000 people nationwide who have identified themselves as survivors nationwide. Unfortunately, that membership continues to grow as an average of 140-160 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty every year.