Helpful Personal and
Practical Reference Material

Financial Diary

This handbook was developed in November 1995 to be used as an educational tool for C.O.P.S.’ national training sessions. These training sessions were planned to help agencies address the emotional aftermath following a law enforcement officer’s death.

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Guide to Survival

For Family and Friends of Homicide Victims: This booklet was written for you by counselors from Polk County (Iowa) Victim Services who work with survivors — with help from people who have lived through the loss of a loved one to homicide.

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Research in Brief

Line-of-Duty Death Study: Survivor responses and departmental policies.

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Post-traumatic Growth in Survivors of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Research paper from the University of Oklahoma with a survey conducted with the membership of C.O.P.S., Inc. dealing with victims and survivors of trauma.

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