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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.
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.