Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers 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.
Section 1. The Louisiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors shall address the emotional, psychological, financial and legal problems that arise from the loss of a loved one in the law enforcement profession. The family of any officer dying in the line of duty within Louisiana may use the services of COPS. COPS members, while providing support to fellow survivors shall also address the problems that affect active officers, their families and their law enforcement agency and help them better understand the mission of COPS.
Section2. It shall be the aim of this organization to minister to the needs of police survivors in offering support during troubled times, and focusing in on the problems that affect the police community and police survivors.
Section3. COPS will also undertake community awareness campaigns to encourage communities and citizens to recognize the daily sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and their families.
The death of a law-enforcement officer shall be considered "line of duty" if it qualifies as determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Public Safety Officers' Benefit (PSOB), National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) or Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) criteria.
Kim Stuckey, President
Widow of Sgt. Paul Stuckey, La. Dept. Wildlife & Fisheries ~ EOW 9/30/2011
Pat Carruth, Vice-President
Mother of Officer Jeremy 'Jay' Carruth, Alexandria Police Dept. ~ EOW 2/20/2003
June Murdock, 2nd Vice-President/Benefits Coordinator
Co-Worker of Officers Jay Carruth, David Ezernack, Brian Coleman - Alexandria PD ~ EOW 2003 & 2007
Dottie Tardy, Secretary
Mother of Officer Christopher Russell, New Orleans Police Dept. ~ EOW 8/4/2002
Elaine Johnston, Treasurer
Widow of Sgt. Doug Johnston,
La. State Police ~ EOW 11/17/1997
James 'Jim' Cook, Immediate Past President
Father of Reserve Officer James Cook, Jr.,
Westlake Poice Depart. ~ EOW 8/30/1990
Northeast Louisiana ~
Gaye Auger-Laing - Daughter
Sheriff Thomas W Auger, Jr
West Carroll Parish Sheriff ~ EOW 1980
Southeast Louisiana ~
Dottie & Don Tardy, Parents
Officer Christopher Wayne Russell
New Orleans Police Dept. ~ EOW 2002
(504)366-5802 or (504)812-1471
Central Louisiana ~
Pat & Charles Carruth, Parents
Patrolman Jeremy 'Jay' Carruth
Alexandria Police Dept. ~ EOW 2003
(318)357-3040 or cell (318)308-2850
Southwest Louisiana ~
Betty & Wayne Perry,
Widow & Co-Worker
Lt. Richard Newman Sr.
Crowley PD~ EOW 1993
(337)783-0562 or (337)250-2151
Southeast Louisiana Co-Coordinator
Gary Foret, Father-in-Law
Sgt. Kurt "Woody" Harrelson
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office - EOW 2003