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Celebrating 40 years of C.O.P.S.: A survivor’s story in her own words

Listen to Molly Winters recount her transformative journey with C.O.P.S., from grieving widow of a fallen law enforcement officer to passionate advocate

Watch and listen as Molly Winters shares her profound journey of loss, resilience and advocacy. In this heartfelt video, Molly recounts the tragic day her husband, Muncie (Ind.) Police Department Officer Gregg Winters, was fatally shot, and how the support from the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) helped her transform grief into a mission to aid others. Discover how Molly moved from a place of despair to becoming a pillar of strength for the law enforcement community, serving as the national president of C.O.P.S. and guiding other survivors through their darkest hours.

Explore the full depth of Molly’s courageous story below.

Molly Winters’ journey with C.O.P.S. as a widow of a fallen LEO showcases her transformation from tragedy to advocacy, highlighting the organization’s role in her life

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