In early 1994, Pennsylvania's Wildlife and Waterways Conservation Officers formed and incorporated the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association (COPA). COPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-deductible organization under the Internal Revenue Code. COPA is also registered with the Pennsylvania's Bureau of Charitable Organizations.
By Bernard J. Schmader – Retired Wildlife Conservation Officer
On November 11, 2010 at about 10:30 PM Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove was deliberately shot and killed while attempting to take two deer poaching suspects into custody in Freedom Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.