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.
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.
Nick passed away Monday, April 7.
Southeast Region News Release: Reading – Gerald Schott Sr., of Jonestown, Lebanon County, recently pleaded guilty to illegally killing a 13-point trophy class white-tailed deer on New Year’s Eve. Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Brian Sheetz filed the charges, which resulted in $7,100 in fines and replacement costs.