On behalf of the South Florida Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, with sad hearts, we need to inform you that the Annual Holiday Party will have to be cancelled this year due to circumstances surrounding the COVID 19 virus.
Unfortunately, this has kept us all apart, but we hope the
New Year will bring us tighter together.

 Some upcoming events:

 National Blue Blood Drive- January 7th, 2021
sponsored by our chapter,  see flyer below for locations.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day  (LEAD) January 9th, 2021   
Plan to “Thank” a law enforcement officer this day. Share any pictures with our Facebook page South Florida Concerns of Police Survivors @




For those survivors that live in Southwest Florida (the west coast side of our COPS chapter-Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties), and you would like to hook up to just visit with each other, send your contact info in a message letting me know.  Thought it would be nice to see some faces on this side since I (the admin of this site and secretary) have now moved here.  Our chapter is so large with 11 counties, its not so easy to be in the know of how we all are doing in between meetings.  Nothing official or COPS like, just a get together for some lunch or coffee or whatever.  No one is obligated.  Take care and have a great day!!


As per stated on the COPS National FB Page:  
Congratulations to the newly elected 2019/2020 C.O.P.S. National Board: President Emilio Miyares, Trustees Hector Dittamo, Dana Evans, Nancee Hetrick, Joyce Kramer, Leslyn Stewart, Holly Reed, Pilar Orellana, Ashlee Hardy-Byers, and Mary Carmikle. A special thank you to our now Immediate Past President Cheryl Schultz. Thank you all for your volunteer leadership for our nation's survivors!

South Florida journalist and surviving daughter of 
Detective Scott Rakow, MBPD, EOW 063088, Erica Rakow, named 
Woman of Substance and Style, by the South FL Luxury Guide.



Because sometimes a handwritten note from a child is all it takes to keep a deputy's head up during a tragedy.
Because sometimes a handwritten note from a child is all it takes to keep a deputy's head up during a tragedy.
During the Traumas of Law Enforcement Training today in Miami, FL, two people who have done so much for C.O.P.S. were honored with an award.
Pete and Debbie Geary accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from the Metropolitan Police Institute for continuing to support the law enforcement operations of the institute. Pete is a retired Sergeant of the Broward County Sheriff's Office and now serves on the C.O.P.S. National Board as the Southeast Region Trustee. His wife Debbie is a Past National President of C.O.P.S. and continues to train officers through the TLE trainings. 
Congratulations Pete and Debbie! Thank you for continuing to share your stories and experience with the law enforcement community. This award is well-deserved!
Aztec tribe of the Indian Princess organization and our board.
Aztec tribe of the Indian Princess organization and our board.
The members of the Aztec tribe worked very hard and made bracelets
to sell and raise money for our local COPS chapter!  They worked many many hours
to accomplish this effort and we are very proud and very thankful to them.
Good work girls!!
They attended our last meeting where they presented us with $500!!
Thanks again girls!!  
April 4, 2010

We are out there!!

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