LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Coalition of Patrol Services (LCCOPS) presented a heartfelt donation on Friday to the Badge of Honor Association, which supports the families of members of law enforcement who are killed in the line of duty.
Bill Rosica, Director of Operations for the Badge of Honor Association, thanked LCCOPS and said that the bonds between law enforcement and the community are especially critical to maintain on this day, Sept. 11, and in the current cultural climate towards police.
“This donation is huge,” said Rosica. “With the climate of the culture, given a particular anti-cop atmosphere, there is a huge push for us to get into the community.”
Rosica said that the money will go to the Badge of Honor Society’s general account, and from there dispersed to families of fallen law enforcement within their 24-county district from Syracuse to Buffalo.
Investigator Daniel Rittenhouse, president of LCCOPS, said that the $500 donation represents LCCOPS’ and the Sheriff’s Offices’ willingness to honor and support the families of fallen police and law enforcement officers.
“We are ourselves honored to have the opportunity to support the Badge of Honor Association on this day,” said Daniel Rittenhouse, president of LCCOPS. “We are proud to do whatever we can to help out any families of our fallen brothers and sisters.”