Press Release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    On Tuesday May 9th 2017 at 9:00 am members of the Woonsocket Police Department will be holding a kick-off ceremony for COPSWALK. A Woonsocket to Washington DC walk/run to help raise money and awareness for C.O.P.S. / Concerns of Police Survivors.

 

 

 

    A twelve member team will take turns walking or running in four mile stretches until they reach Washington DC.  Proceeds go to the C.O.P.S. program for survivors of fallen police officers. We would like to invite all to help see these officers off and offer them a safe journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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