Peter Fahy to become chair of Trustees at COPS

COPS provides peer support opportunities for the families, who are known as survivors, as well as paying for access to counselling and specialist bereavement services

Peter Fahy is to become chair of trustees at the charity Care of Police Survivors (COPS) – a charity that supports the families of police officers and police staff that die on duty.

Fahy  takes up the post in March when current chair Jan Berry steps down after five years in the role.

A former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, Fahy has had long been a supporter of the charity. However, following the murders of two of his officers, WPCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, in 2012 he decided to become more involved and became a trustee in 2014.

COPS provides peer support opportunities for the families, who are known as survivors, as well as paying for access to counselling and specialist bereavement services.

He said: “I am honoured and delighted to take on the chair of Trustees at COPS. Those left behind when an officer dies on duty can feel isolated, alone and completely lost, the support that COPS provides can absolutely help rebuild those lives. I am stepping into a vital role in the support community for those affected by the death of an officer, or member of the police staff, while on duty.

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