Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workes of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. 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.
ABOUT CAROLINA C.O.P.S.
Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors received it's Charter from National C.O.P.S. on March 20, 1990 and was registered as a South Carolina corporation on October 1, 1990 with Paula Radford serving as its first President. Paula is the surviving wife of SC Highway Patrol Trooper George Radford, EOW 10/29/1988. Since its organization, Carolina C.O.P.S. has had seven presidents: Paula Radford, Audrey Way, surviving wife of North Charleston Officer Robert A. Way, EOW 2/18/1985; Sally Guerry, surviving wife of Georgetown Asst. Police Chief Spencer Guerry, EOW 3/9/1994; Shelia Myers, surviving wife of Edgefield Deputy Allen "Pete" Myers, EOW 9/19/2000; Susan Parker, surviving wife of SC Highway Patrol L/Cpl. Jonathan Parker, EOW 5/16/2005; Beverly Coates, surviving mother of SC Highway Patrol ACE Team Trooper Mark H. Coates, EOW 11/20/1992; and Lois Rao, surviving mother of SC Highway Patrol - ACE Team Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao, EOW 6/12/2002.