Fallen Officer’s Memorial Invitational bass tournament on Red River September 17-19

Category: press release

 Sep 9th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Sep 9th, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) will be holding an invitational bass tournament with fun for the whole family on the Red River in Shreveport, LA September 17-19, 2015 launching out of Red River South Marina. The event will honor fallen officers of Louisiana and benefit the Louisiana chapter of C.O.P.S.

Entry Fee is $200 per team and will pay back $10,000 first place based on 250 boats.

This is a family oriented event with activities for the public all day Friday and Saturday including: fishing tank, balloon darts, milk bottle toss, exhibits and live demonstrations by local agencies, vendors, water demonstrations, dive teams, hovercrafts, air boats and more.

The tournament weigh in will begin at 3:00 pm each day. After the awards presentations on Saturday the 19th, there will be live music by the Nomads from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.

“This event will help support the families of Law Enforcement Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Louisiana through the years. Our organization helps fund retreats, seminars, workshops, physiological debriefings, etc. for the immediate family members and co-workers of the officer affected,” said the tournament director and organizer Harry Watson. “The State Chapter of C.O.P.S. also assists family members in handling their officer’s benefits following the death. C.O.P.S. also conducts service training for new recruits during their academy training. The organization also handles and conducts most memorial and metal ceremonies of the officer. Each year the Louisiana Chapter will fund the expenses for families of the officer to attend the National Police Week in Washington, D.C. which concludes the officer’s preliminary memorial services by being inscribed on the National Police Wall of Honor.”

C.O.P.S.’s Mission Statement: Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. 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.

To learn more about Concern of Police Survivors, Louisiana Chapter and to register for this event visit www.la-cops.org. Interested anglers, supporters and volunteers may also contact Harry Watson at 318-564-6914.

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