Our Mission:

Provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of 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.

Our Vision:

We are committed to honoring the fallen by rebuilding, educating, and supporting law enforcement survivors and agencies with excellence, integrity, and compassion.

Who We Are

Each year, between one and six Arizona law enforcement 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. Arizona provides resources to help survivors rebuild their shattered lives.


Our membership is over 300 families - it includes spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty according to federal government criteria. There is no membership fee to join - the price you've paid is already too high.

How We Can Help

We provide a police week orientation for new surviving family members and co-workers, peer-support, and trial and parole support. We also host annual social events like our Summer Picnic and end of year Holiday Party, bringing surviving family members and co-workers together for an enjoyable and fun time.


Law Enforcement Agency Training

We know a survivor's level of distress is directly affected by the agency's response to the tragedy. We offer training and assistance to law enforcement agencies on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession.


501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our programs and services are funded by private donations and supporter’s purchase of our state license plate, Families of Fallen Police Officers.

Survivor Benefits

Benefits can be found on the Public Safety Officer Benefits (PSOB) website at 3107542904. You can also reach them by phone at (888) 744-6513.

Arizona chapter members have received training to assist you in completing paperwork.

Please contact President@www.copsarizona.org for further assistance.

Our Board

Marie Dryer-Kircher

Surviving Former Spouse & Co-worker

Jim Warriner

Surviving Co-Worker

Beverly Fuller

Surviving Co-worker

Sherry Graham-Potter

Surviving Spouse

Ana Tirado

Surviving Spouse

Cathy Hobbs

Surviving Spouse

Jan Blaser-Upchurch

Surviving Spouse

Our Donors

Rebuilding Shattered Lives