BENEFITING: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
Chad Beres (Washington County Sheriff’s Dept) and Matthew Borchardt (Greenfield PD) will be running the 2018 Lakefront Marathon on October 7, 2018. The marathon starts in Grafton and finishes along the shores of Lake Michigan north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park. What's so unique about that you may ask? Well, they will be running in full police duty gear (uniform, vest & duty belt) to raise awareness for law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty. The Team is also raising funds for WI Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). This will be the third such marathon for Chad and the first for Matthew. We are hoping other officers will join us as well.
Inspired by her husband, Tina Beres, has also decided to run the Lakefront Marathon and raise funds for C.O.P.S. Kids Camp. She will be running wearing a ballistic vest to bring awareness and support to the families of the Officers lost in the line of duty. The vest will represent the weight a family who loves an Officer carries every day. She finds inspiration in the many families she has met through WI C.O.P.S. events. Their strength, poise and determination is something she finds herself thinking about often.
Concerns of Police Survivors 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. For more information visit their website - www.wicops.org