On August 7, 2008, Virginia Beach Police Department Detective Mike Phillips was shot and killed while conducting an undercover buy-bust narcotics operation. Mike had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for six years, and had previously served with the Hampton Police Department for three years. Mike is survived by his wife and two sons. Nationwide, there were 128 law enforcement line of duty deaths in 2012.
The End of Watch Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization, founded by Hampton Roads Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies, committed to honoring the memory of law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty. Each year, members of The End of Watch Foundation walk 25 miles in October during the annual Concerns of Police Survivor's (C.O.P.S.) Walk to honor Mike's memory, and the memory of the other 13 Virginia Beach Police Officers and Virginia Beach Sheriff's Deputies that have died in the line of duty. This event brings together survivors, friends and members of the law enforcement community who are willing to take on the challenge of walking 25 miles to support Concerns of Police Survivors. Our goal is to ensure that C.O.P.S. is able to continue with their mission of helping to rebuild shattered lives.
This year, our main fundraiser for participation in the C.O.P.S. Walk will be The End of Watch Foundation's 5K "Run for Hope," which will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach. We've selected September 8th as our race day to honor the anniversary of September 11th, 2001.
We hope you register to participate in the Run for Hope. Together, we can honor the memory of the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We hope that we can count on your support.
Click HERE to view/download the Run for Hope Flyer. Click HERE to register for the Run for Hope 5K, 1K or Fun Run. Click HEREto view/download the Run for Hope sponsorship levels. Click HERE to view/download tax exemption and sponsorship documents. Click HERE to DONATE NOW.