Chaplain Crowley Has Retired!
Chaplain Jim Crowley retired May 1, 2019 after serving as the Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy (COPC) Executive Chaplain full-time for the past 16 years and over 30 years in ministry. Chaplain Crowley has joined his wife Brenda in retirement. The Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Board of Directors is excited for Chaplain Crowley. Thanks to Chaplain Crowley’s leadership COPC is well positioned for the transition and set up to continue serving the first responders throughout Central Oregon. The COPC Board of Directors has appointed Chaplain Mike Dismore to the COPC Executive Chaplain position and Joel Stutzman will continue his role as COPC Associate Chaplain. Chaplain Dismore and Stutzman are supported by 17 dedicated and exceptional volunteer chaplains.

May 5th, 2019 was the retirement celebration for Chaplain Jim Crowley at the Christian Life Center, 21720 E. Highway 20 Bend, OR. Thank you to the Christian Life Center!

The Mexican Fiesta Dinner was catered by Cody's Catering, 900 SE Wilson Avenue, Unit B, Bend, Oregon; Phone: 541-383-5014; Email: cody@codyscatering.com. The meal and the arrangements were excellent! Thank you Cody and staff!

The Emcee for the evening was COPC Board Chairman Dave Pickhardt.

Board Member Pastor Terry Webb opened the evening in prayer

Presentations were made to Jim Crowley from the following:
International Conference of Police Chaplains – Past President Cindy Thomas
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office – Supervising Deputy Greg Davis & Field Deputy State Fire Marshal Dave Fields
Deschutes Cpunty Sheriff's Office – Captain Deron McMaster & Sheriff Shane Nelson
Bend Police Department – Deputy Chief Paul Kansky & Police Chief Jim Porter
Oregon State Police – Major Joel Lujan
COPC Board – Jim Adkins, Kevin Dieker, Hadley Hawkins, Brent Landels, Deron McMaster, Dave Pickhardt, Terry Webb

Chaplain Jim Crowley then addressed the people there to honor him.

Chaplain Mike Dismore shared a few more remarks about Chaplain Jim Crowley.

Retired Chief Jim Soules gave the keynote and closing speech.

Chaplain Joel Stutzman closed the evening with prayer.

Events

2019 COPC Golf Tournament

Aug 9, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Oregon Chaplains Academy

Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation

The Officer Down Memorial Page

Link To Our National Anthem

COPC is a not for profit ministry that exists for the soul purpose of serving and supporting our First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire, Medics, Dispatch - any calling that runs into what everyone else runs from! We serve our men and women with the focus to assist them and while we are doing that our chaplains serve and support the communities of Central Oregon gladly. We walk in the trench with our First Responders.

I am a Veteran and have served my country in a war that some reduced to a conflict.

It seems to me that it becomes real easy for folks to forget the price that is paid when our First Responders and Veterans try and do the right thing and stand in the gap for a member of the community who they don't even know.

I was sent a link to the background info for our National Anthem. I invite you to listen to the story and you won't ever listen to our National Anthem the same again. Pray for our First Responders and our Vets as they deserve this moment of prayer. It's the least we can do today!

Thank You for your Service and Support. First Responders we love you.

Thank You Vets and First Responders for your willingness to make things right and stand in the gap for the community.

Just A Chaplain

Link to our National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA

Notes from the Chaplains

Peace Officers' Memorial Day!

Every May, the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony recognizes all of the Oregon Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The 2019 Oregon Fallen Officer Memorial is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem.

Here in Central Oregon, on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 11:00 AM a joint Law Enforcement ceremony to recognize National Police Week will be held at the Bend Heroes Memorial in Brooks Park, 35 Northwest Drake Road, Bend.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year. While the actual dates change from year to year, National Police Week is always the calendar week, beginning on Sunday, which includes May 15.

There is a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located on Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C. The memorial was dedicated in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. It honors all of America's Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1792.

It is a privilege for the Chaplains of Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy to continue to serve the Hearts and Minds of Central Oregon’s First Responders.


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Redmond, OR   97756
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