Streamlight, a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools for law enforcement and a program advertiser with American Police Beat, hosted the 2nd annual Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) 5K/Fun Walk on in June. Over $4000 was raised with all proceeds were donated to C.O.P.S., an organization dedicated to helping families co-workers cope with the loss of police officers who are killed in the line of duty.
Dozens of Streamlight employees participated in the event. This year, Kim Weigand, mother of a fallen officer and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania chapter of C.O.P.S., will speak at the event. Weigand became involved with C.O.P.S. eight years ago after her son, Sergeant Michael C. Weigand was killed in the line of duty. She and her husband, Latimore Township’s Chief of Police Mike Weigand, had already begun the process of starting the Pennsylvania C.O.P.S. chapter before her son was killed.
“C.O.P.S. truly is a lifesaving program,” said Weigand. “My husband and I have personally experienced the support of members and have been involved with helping families of fallen officers since our son’s death.”
Now in its 17th year of sponsoring C.O.P.S., Streamlight’s support helps to underwrite ongoing programs and activities for survivors of fallen officers. The company has donated over $1 million to date in the form of corporate sponsorships and proceeds from sales of its Blue Nano Light. The keychain flashlight boasts a bright white LED and is co-branded with the C.O.P.S. logo. The company donates $1.00 to C.O.P.S. from the sale of each light.
Streamlight also recently introduced a Blue model of the Streamlight® Siege® AA ultra-compact lantern, featuring both white and blue LEDS and also co-branded with the C.O.P.S. logo The company will donate $2.00 from the sale of each lantern to the organization.
“Streamlight salutes C.O.P.S.’ invaluable work in helping survivors of the fallen rebuild their lives,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “As the lighting tool brand of choice by first responders, we feel a deep commitment to ‘give back’ to the law enforcement community. We are very proud to help this fine organization that does so much good for so many.”