Welcome To the Conservation Officer's Of Pennsylvania - COPA Website
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.
South East region Pennsylvania Game Commission Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officers Jeff Steen and Mike Wooters recently represented COPA in the Poconos competing in the Tough Mudder Competition.
The Tough Mudder is a grueling 11.6 mile running event with 25 intense obstacles to challenge the athletes. The Mudder requires strenuous physical and mental training to complete. Not all competitors complete the course.
Last fall Jeff and Mike represented COPA wearing the shirts in Washington D.C for the running of the Marine Corp Marathon.
Their purpose is to stay in peak physical condition and to bring recognition and notoriety to the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania organization.
Proceeds from the United By Light campaign benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Our mission is to permanently record and appropriately commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.
A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial—the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil at the Memorial every May 13 to dedicate the newly-engraved names of the fallen. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer fatality data, conducts research to identify emerging trends and findings of officer fatalities, and serves as an information clearing-house to improve officer safety.
Chances are, if you grew up within the rich hunting tradition of Pennsylvania, you're familiar with the artwork of Nick Rosato, whose illustrations depicting outdoor, wildlife and hunting scenes appeared in numerous outdoor magazines, but primarily in Pennsylvania Outdoor News, where his cover art and 'Field Notes' illustrations appeared regularly.
For a Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer, it was a thrill to have a Nick Rosato illustration accompany a published field note in the GAME NEWS.