MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a board member of the Concerns of Police Survivors shared with Second Cup what the day means to them.
Leon County Sheriff's office Deputy and C.O.P.S. board member David Teems spoke with WTXL ABC 27 Sunrise Anchor Malcolm Hornsby.
The goal of COPS is to assist families and coworkers of officers killed in the line of duty.
COPS helps rebuild the shattered lives left behind from line of duty deaths. It was originally organized in 1984 by survivors of officers killed in the line of duty.
The first year there were 110 individual members. There are now more than 48,000 survivors that are members.
To honor law enforcement, the group is hosting its third annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 5K & 10K.
At least 15 percent of every registration will be donated to Concerns of Police Survivors. COPS' mission is "Rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community."
Participants can complete the race any time in January 2019. If you can complete it on January 9, even better.
You choose the course and you time yourself (you'll report your finishing time to us).
The price is $20, and that includes your medal, bib and shipping.
What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race).
You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Run on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!
For more information about C.O.P.S., visit their site .