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Laps for Law Enforcement 2019

$2,650 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 23 days
My name is Rory Monahan. I am a freshman at Kettle Run High School and I was recently accepted into the FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program. This is a week-long training program that I will attend this summer and I look forward to the experience. Prior to attending the program, I have to complete a service project of my choosing. For the past two years, my sister Darby and I have raised money for the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) through the “Laps for Law Enforcement Fundraiser.” I would like to know if you or your organization would be interested in donating to this worthy cause.   

All of the money raised goes directly to COPS which is an organization founded on the premise of remembering the sacrifice of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty, while honoring their survivors. COPS specifically provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected coworkers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Beginning April 26 through May 4, 2019, Darby and I will be swimming laps in honor of the men and women in law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and died in the line of duty. Each night we will swim in honor of a specific fallen hero. We will also post daily updates on our progress. Our plan is to present a check to COPS at their survivor breakfast on May 4, 2019 which is prior to Police Week 2019.

Thank you for your consideration in donating to  Laps for Law Enforcement 2019. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated.

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

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Tonight is our last swim for Laps for Law Enforcement 2019 ( https://www.gofundme.com/laps-for-law-enforcement-2019). Darby & I achieved our goal of raising $2,500 for the Concerns of Police Survivors – DC Chapter and it is due to the generous support of all our friends and family but most importantly, the friends and family of our fallen heroes.
Tomorrow morning we will meet with COPS-DC for the survivor breakfast and present them with the check. Prior to the breakfast, our tradition is to stop at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and pay our respects to all of the law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
So tonight Darby & I are swimming in honor of the 371 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and who will be formally dedicated on the walls of the memorial on Monday, May 13, 2019 during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil. The names of the 371 officers includes 158 who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2018. With the addition of these names, there will be a total of 21,910 officers’ names engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Darby & I will keep their sacrifice in our hearts as we swim tonight.
Again, we would like to thank everyone who donated to Laps for Law Enforcement 2019, sent us messages of support, shared our gofundme campaign with their family and friends, and followed our progress each night. All of the money raised supports the survivor families in a variety of ways through COPS-DC ( https://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org/). Thank you!!
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Tonight Darby & I swam in honor of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio who was killed in the line of duty on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Police Officer Amy Caprio was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a juvenile burglary suspect in front of 7 Linwen Way in the Perry Hall area of Baltimore County.

She had responded to calls about a burglary in progress in the neighborhood at approximately 2:00 pm and was given a description of a black Jeep Wrangler. As she arrived in the area she located the vehicle, which had previously been stolen, and followed it to the dead-end of the cul-de-sac where she challenged the driver to exit the vehicle. The juvenile driver opened the door and then accelerated towards Officer Caprio, fatally striking her.

A volunteer firefighter who lived nearby immediately performed CPR until Officer Caprio was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The vehicle's driver abandoned the vehicle nearby and was taken into custody a short time later and charged as an adult with first-degree murder. The three other juveniles involved in the burglary were also apprehended and charged as adults with Officer Carpio's murder.

Officer Caprio is survived by her husband, parents, and sister.
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Tonight we swam in honor of United States Park Police Officer Hakim Azim Farthing.

Officer Farthing was killed in the line of duty on Saturday, August 10, 2002 when he was struck by a drunk driver while assisting at the scene of another accident on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Officers were investigating an earlier fatal accident and Officer Farthing had closed the New York Avenue exit ramp from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Hyattsville, Maryland. The drunk driver drove through cones and flares, struck Officer Farthing, killing him instantly. The driver then continued another 2,000 feet before being stopped by other officers who witnessed the incident. A Maryland State Police helicopter that was already overhead landed and a paramedic immediately attended to Officer Farthing.

Officer Farthing was a U.S. Army veteran and has served with the U.S. Park Police for two years.
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Darby & I swam tonight in honor of FBI Special Agent Melissa A. Morrow.

Melissa died on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from brain cancer that she developed following her assignment to the search and recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. She was assigned to the FBI Washington Field Office's Evidence Response Team and spent 10 weeks recovering and processing evidence from the site in hazardous and contaminated conditions.

Melissa had served with the FBI for 22 years and was assigned to the Kansas City Field Office at the time of her passing.
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$2,650 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 23 days
Funds raised will benefit:
Washington, DC Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors
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