Family Resources

Kansas C.O.P.S – Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors

Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors (Kansas C.O.P.S) provides peer support to the surviving family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Kansas chapter of C.O.P.S provides emotional support, aids survivors in understanding the judicial process, and offers information about available services within the local community, the state, and the nation. Kansas C.O.P.S are survivors themselves, so they recognize the needs and traumas each new survivor will face as the years pass. Their aim is to offer long-term support and friendship to fellow survivors after the initial wake of community and department support, media attention, and public sympathy has diminished. The training of state law enforcement agencies in the proper handling of the line of duty death procedures is also a priority for their group. read more…

National COPS – Concerns of Police Survivors

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.  There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high. read more…

Family Benefits Kansas C.O.P.S – Survivor Benefits

The link below contains information about federal, state, local and private benefits that may be avail that survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Kansas.  read more…

Family Benefits PSOB- Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program (PSOB) provides a death benefit to the eligible survivors of Federal, state, or local public safety officers whose death was the direct and proximate result of a personal (traumatic) injury sustained in the line of duty (certain fatal, line of duty heart attacks and strokes are also covered). The act also provides a disability benefit to eligible public safety officers who have been permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line of duty. The injury must permanently prevent the officer from performing any gainful work. Read more…

Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
Phone 785-272-8681, ext 272
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The candlelight vigil will be held May 5, 2022 at 8:00pm in the Kansas Statehouse-First Floor Rotunda.
  • The Memorial Ceremony will be held May 6, 2022 at 12:00 PM in the Kansas Statehouse-Second Floor Rotunda.

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