Cops on Top, a group of officers dedicated to honoring fallen officers through mountain climbing, is, at press time, headed for Russia's Mount Elbrus, the highest point in Europe. Keith McPheeters, a sergeant with the Farmington (N.M.) Police Department, is leading a group of 10 climbers honoring Thomas Steiner, a California Highway Patrol officer gunned down by a gang member as he left court. Cops on Top has tackled some of the toughest mountains in the world, including Kilimanjaro, Denali and Aconcagua. You can learn more about their expedition and hear actual satellite phone updates from Mount Elbrus on PoliceOne.com.
Cops on Top is currently organizing Sept. 11 Memorial Climbs to the highest point in all 50 states. The group urgently needs officers to sign on in each state to tackle this project. Get more information at PoliceOne.com/copsontop or www.copsontop.com. People climb mountains because they are there; Cops on Top do it because they care. Please consider joining the organization and honoring the fallen while representing your state. Dale Stockton