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For Immediate Release 
Contact:

Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov

Carol Botts 
OKCOPS President 
580.215.2611 
carolann522@hotmail.com

Families of Fallen Oklahoma Police Officers Supported with Ride4Cops Motorcycle Ride to the State Capitol

NIC CEO Harry Herington, Oklahoma Interactive and local C.O.P.S chapter team up to raise awareness in Oklahoma on June 4th

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – May 28, 2010 – Each year, approximately 150 police officers nationwide are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  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). The mission of Ride4Cops is to raise awareness of the inherent dangers of law enforcement and the sacrifices made by the families of fallen officers.

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 (NASDAQ: EGOV) 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.

Supporting the needs of the families left behind is the core mission of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a national not-for-profit organization.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity that NIC’s Harry Herington has provided for our chapter and the families who benefit from our services“, said Carol Botts, OKCOPS President. “We appreciate any assistance that allows us to help rebuild a family’s life after the tragic losses they endure when any one of our great heroes is killed in the line of duty. The public can find ways to donate to C.O.P.S. through our local chapter Web site at http://www.okcops.org.”

Ride4COPS has committed to raising more than $125,000 during the next three years for C.O.P.S. Herington, a former police officer, intends to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle to every capitol across the country to raise awareness and generate contributions for C.O.P.S. and other local organizations that support families of fallen law enforcement officers.  

People can track the progress of the Ride4Cops program at www.ride4cops.com. At the site, supporters of the ride can:

• Find Harry through use of GPS tracking on his motorcycle 
• Follow Harry’s three-year journey through Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds and more 
• Find out more about C.O.P.S. and how to donate to the organization 
• Law enforcement officers can upload photos of their motorcycles, and individuals can upload photos of their motorcycles if they include an officer in the photo

About C.O.P.S. 
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.

About OK.gov 
OK.gov is the Official Web site 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.

About NIC 
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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