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Chief David B. Mitchell Inducted into the National Concerns Of Police Survivors Hall of Fame

Earlier this week, Chief David B. Mitchell was honored at the Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Chapter 30th Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner in Washington D.C. for his commitment to officers who die in the line of duty and their surviving families. 

Chief Mitchell, whose law enforcement career spans over four decades, was the founder of the Maryland Chapter of C.O.P.S. in 1997.  He is also the co-founder of the Maryland C.O.P.S. motorcycle ride, an annual event which has raised over one million dollars for the survivors of Maryland police officers killed in the line of duty.  As a practicing lawyer whose passion for aid to the cause of officers killed in the line of duty knows no boundaries, Chief Mitchell has donated his own time and resources to help families obtain Public Safety Officer Benefits that were otherwise denied to them across the country. Chief Mitchell’s hard work and dedication to C.O.P.S. are a labor of love.  For his tireless efforts, the National Chapter of C.O.P.S. recognized and honored Chief Mitchell by inducting him into the Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as a part of National Police Week.