Wisc. camp offers refuge to children of fallen officers

EAST TROY, Wisc. (WHDH) — A special summer camp in Wisconsin is giving back to children from around the country who have lost parents in law enforcement.

Children between the ages of 6 and 14 and accompanied by a parent or guardian come to Camp Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS.

“We all want to feel like we belong,” said Cindy Roberts, whose husband Mike was a police corporal in Tampa, Florida. Mike Roberts was killed in the line of duty back in 2009 when his son, Adam, was 3 years old. “And this camp gives these kids that opportunity. To be normal in their own respect and in their own way.”

COPS was founded back in 1984 and also provides counseling and scholarships to the children of fallen officers.Camp organizers said they understand that the loss of a parent can be difficult and they want to provide an opportunity for the children to have fun and feel like children.

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