Their children, their parents, siblings, friends – their is a human toll of the War on Cops that is far too often silent. Families are broken apart, loved ones are lost, and lives drastically changed forever – and not by choice!
Host Lt Randy Sutton dedicates this episode of Police Radio The Voice of American Law Enforcement to the Survivors of police Line of Duty deaths. With a powerful interview with the Executive Director of COPS, Concerns Of Police Survivors, Dianne Bernhard. Also in this segment Randy gives his View From the Blue about the tragedy of loss by police families when their loved one is taken, a moving Police Story taken from Randy’s powerful book ‘A Cops Life‘.
Dianne Bernhard is the Executive Director of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). She retired from the Columbia Missouri Police Department as the Deputy Chief after 21 years of service. During her tenure she spent time in Patrol, Investigations, Bike Patrol, the Mounted Team and the Community Action Team, eventually working her way through the ranks of the department. She concluded her career being responsible for overseeing all operations of the Police Department and the budget of the department. Director Bernhard became familiar with C.O.P.S. after one of her co-workers was killed in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. provided excellent support to the officer’s family and the police department and Director Bernhard was honored to become a part of this organization dedicated to the survivors of officers who die in the line of duty.