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POSTED: August 30, 2010 3:56 p.m.
More than 125 walkers have registered to participate in the sixth annual Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Walk set for Oct. 9-10 along the C&O Canal on the beautiful Potomac River near Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.
Lisa Larson of Richmond Hill has committed to walking 25 miles in two days in memory of Sgt. Michael W. Larson with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department, End of Watch Dec. 11, 2006.
Larson has also committed to raising a total of $1,000 for COPS an organization dedicated to the surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
“On Dec. 11, 2006, Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith, Deputy Dee Ann Kromer and Mr. Mike Maxwell showed up at my home to inform me that my husband, Sgt. Michael W. Larson, was in an auto accident and he did not make it,” Larson said. “At that moment, I wondered how I was going to tell our children, Megan, Shawn and Lil Megan, that their father was no longer with us.
“Many events have taken place since that day. Thanks to an organization called COPS, we have been able to work on rebuilding our shattered lives. Now I am trying to do my part in giving other families the same opportunities that my family has had by doing this 25-mile walk in honor of Michael to raise money for COPS.”
To support Larson and help COPS to continue helping those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty rebuild their lives, please visit www.razoo.com and search for “Lisa Larson.”
Concerns of Police Survivors was founded in 1984 for the surviving families of law enforcement officers and today serves more than 15,000 surviving families nationwide. COPS p  rovides many programs at no cost to the survivor. COPS hosts a summer camp for surviving children ages 6-14, an Outward Bound Experience for surviving teens ages 15-20 and retreats for adult children, spouses, parents, siblings, in-laws and affected co-workers.
Visit www.nationalcops.org for more information on the organization.
 

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