Hi! My name is Darby Monahan. I am freshman in high school and I was recently accepted into the FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program. The program is a week long training at Quantico this summer and I am looking forward to the experience.

In preparation for this training, I have to complete a service project that focuses on a hero of mine. My dad is a police officer and National Police Week just passed. My hero(s) are the men and women of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice and died in the line of duty.  My service project directly relates to our fallen officers and I need your help.

First of all, I am a competitive swimmer and my project is entitled, “LAPS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.” My goal is to swim 34 miles over the next 10 days! 34 miles by the way is the distance from Washington, D.C. to Quantico, VA. That’s the hard part but I am up for the challenge. The easy part is my ask from each of you. Please consider donating to my service project. My goal is to raise a minimum of $2500. All of the money that is pledged I will be donating to the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) DC Chapter. COPS was founded on the premise of remembering the sacrifice of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty, while honoring their survivors.

I am beginning the 34 mile swim challenge this evening (May 22, 2017) and I will be posting daily updates on my progress.  Keep in mind that all of the money that is donated goes directly to COPS. Thank you for your consideration!

"It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived." —Vivian Eney Cross, Survivor


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Darby Monahan 
Warrenton, VA
Concerns of Police Survivors (Washington, DC Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors) 
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