C.O.P.S. First Annual HOPE GALA

West Central Florida Concerns of Police Survivors presents its First Annual HOPE GALA! Please join us for a memorable evening as we honor our local heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and their families who have experienced a loss they never imagined. As our inaugural gala, we hope to bring awareness to Concerns of Police Survivor’s (C.O.P.S.) and our local chapter’s mission: “Help survivors rebuild their shattered lives.”

The proceeds obtained from this event will be used to help local surviving families and co-workers attend retreats where they obtain services to help process their loss, meet other survivors, and attend counseling sessions. It will enable us to provide local events for our families, send first year survivors to Washington D.C. during police week where their Law Enforcement Officer’s name will be added to the memorial, and to provide scholarships to send previous year survivors back. In addition, our goal is to allow opportunities for all survivors in our area to improve their mental well-being and use resources we provide to emotionally move forward in dealing with their grief. We look forward to seeing you at the Inaugural HOPE GALA!



VIP Meet & Greet

with Keynote Speaker and Guest Artist


General Registration Opens


Gala & Dinner Begins


Formal Attire: Black Tie Optional

*Silent Auction throughout


Dr. Tina Jaeckle

Keynote Speaker

Tina Jaeckle, Ph. D. is a licensed clinical social worker in Florida, and Georgia and has over two decades of mental health experience. Dr. Jaeckle has presented nationally on issues of crisis/trauma/stress/critical incidents, officer involved shootings resiliency, and suicide (law enforcement). She serves as the mental health/training coordinator for several CISM/Peer Support and hostage/crisis negotiation teams. Dr. Jaeckle is also a current EAP counselor for police/corrections for the Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s Office.

Dr. Jaeckle received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Criminal Justice Institute at Nova Southeastern University and the Commitment to Social Change Award from Walden University for raising awareness on PTSD issues for first responders.

Dave Bray USA

Musical Guest

From Festivals to Black tie events, Dave Bray USA delivers a full spectrum of energy and emotion. As a United States Navy Veteran and National Recording Artist, Dave considers his music to be a “Continuation of Service” and has dedicated much of his career to honoring our Veterans, Active Duty Military, Fire, Police and First Responders.

He served as an FMF Corpsman for the USMC Sniper Teams and following his service went on to lead the Patriotic Rock band “Madison Rising” to success with his rock rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Dave’s 2021 album, “Too Far Gone” released at #1 on the Itunescharts with the help of his dedicated supporters and garnered this God Fearing, Freedom Loving, Flag Waving Patriot national attention!

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(877) 768-2784 ext. 114

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