The Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with a sham charity which pocketed millions of dollars falsely collected for law enforcement disabled or killed in the line of duty. The sham charity operated under the name “Disabled Police and Sheriff’s Foundation,” and collected over $9.9-million in donations from 2013 through 2017. Locally, Sara Slone with Concerns of Police Survivors or COPS says the news cannot be described as anything but despicable.
Slone says before donating to any charity, especially one which seems to tug on the heart strings, to first do a little research on the charity.
With 55 chapters nationwide, a $3.5-million yearly budget and its national headquarters in the Camdenton area, COPS to date has served over 50-thsnd surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.