For Immediate Release
OK.gov General Manager
405.524.3468 Ext. 120
Charity Ride Stops in Oklahoma in Support of Families of Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – June 2, 2010 – Each year approximately 150 police officers nationwide are killed in the line of duty, with families and co-workers left to deal with each tragic death. Harry Herington, Chief Executive Officer of NIC Inc., is riding across the country to raise money for the National C.O.P.S. program through Ride4Cops (www.ride4cops.com). Ride4Cops was created to raise awareness of the inherent dangers of law enforcement and the sacrifices made by the families of fallen officers. As a former police officer, Harry is passionate about this cause, and is personally riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle to every state capitol across the country. Oklahomans can follow the ride at www.ride4cops.com.
On Friday, June 4th at 2:00pm on the south plaza steps of the Oklahoma state capitol, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Kevin Ward, President of Oklahoma Concerns of Police Survivors (OKCOPS), Carol Botts, other OKCOPS members, Oklahoma Law Enforcement, family members of fallen officers, employees from Oklahoma Interactive, LLC (OK.gov) and parent company NIC will demonstrate their united support for the Oklahoma C.O.P.S. chapter by making a stop at the state capitol and participating in the Ride4Cops program. A motorcycle ride will then proceed at approximately 3:00pm to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial located on the west grounds of the DPS Headquarters, 3600 M. L. King Avenue in Oklahoma City.
WHO: NIC Inc. Chief Executive Officer Harry Herington, DPS Commissioner Kevin Ward, members from the C.O.P.S. chapter, Oklahoma Law Enforcement, & employees from Oklahoma Interactive, LLC
WHAT: Ride4Cops Charity Event
WHERE: South plaza steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol; 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 and the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial located on the West grounds of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) Headquarters, 3600 M. L. King Avenue in Oklahoma City. (See map of Ride below)
WHEN: Friday, June 4, 2010, beginning at 2:00 PM
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. C.O.P.S is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Additional information is available at http://www.ok.gov.
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.
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