BENEFITING: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
ORGANIZER: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
EVENT DATE: May 17, 2015
My name is Liz Straub. I became a Police Officer in Whitefish Bay in 2012. I am currently a second shift patrol officer. I have run two marathons and have completed many other 5ks, half marathons, and mud runs.
8 Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers will run a marathon in full police uniform. That’s 26.2 miles in polyester blue, body armor, and a duty belt! I am one of these Officers! Together as one, these Officers hope to honor all of the Officers who have died in the line of duty.
Every year, 140 to 160 Law Enforcement Officers die in the line of duty. That’s roughly an Officer every 53 hours. In 1994, one former Whitefish Bay Officer was shot and killed in the line of duty while working for the Milwaukee Police Department.
I am raising funds for the Wisconsin chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). C.O.P.S. helps families cope with the sudden and often violent death of their loved one. They do so by providing counseling, camps, peer support, scholarships, and other assistance programs. C.O.P.S. also provides law enforcement training on survivor victimization.
If you see me out in the community, don’t hesitate to ask about the marathon, C.O.P.S., or just give me some well wishes! Your support is appreciated!