Kim Wiegand's son Michael was killed while he was part of a police escort in 2008. So she founded the first Pennsylvania chapter of C.O.P.S. or Concerns Of Police Survivors. Wiegand says it is a way for survivors to help other survivors. They stay with families through funerals, trials, and pays for them to go to national events to meet with other survivors.
The Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation raised money to help the C.O.P.S. get started. President and Duncansville Police Chief Jim Ott says it's the most important cause for any police officer, because officers care more about how their families will survive without them than their own safety.
And Wiegand says they're the perfect group to help a family survive because no one knows what that family is Going through except someone else who's been there.