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Smyrna, GA (Oct. 18, 2011) – GLOCK, Inc. will donate $50,000 to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) during the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference held in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 22-26.
GLOCK, Inc., Vice President, Gary Fletcher and GLOCK Spokesman, R. Lee Ermey, will present a check to the organization during a donation ceremony at the GLOCK booth (#1518) on Mon., Oct. 24 at 11:00am.
“GLOCK is proud to contribute to organizations such as C.O.P.S., which plays such a vital role in helping to rebuild the lives of the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty,” said Gary Fletcher. “GLOCK is extremely proud of our long history of supporting the individuals and families of those that go in harm's way.”
This will mark the fifth consecutive year that GLOCK, Inc., has donated to C.O.P.S., bringing total GLOCK donations to the organization to $250,000. C.O.P.S. is dedicated to supporting friends and families of law enforcement officers in their grief after the loss of that officer. The nonprofit organization supports families with scholarships, child and teen camps, counseling and programs designed for spouses and parents, and support for the department in which the fallen officer served. Scheduled to appear on behalf of C.O.P.S. are National C.O.P.S. President, Linda Moon Gregory; C.O.P.S. Chief Executive Officer, Mariah Hughes; Director of National Outreach, Jennifer Thacker; C.O.P.S. Trustees, Paul Armitage and Mark Hannan and C.O.P.S. Development Director, Carolyn Davinroy.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.