WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- West Des Moines Police Officer Shawn Miller, who was killed in a crash on Wednesday, is leaving behind a wife and three children.
With that in mind, a statewide organization, Iowa C.O.P.S. wants to make sure the family is taken care of during the tough days ahead.
The organization's mission is to give support to families and police departments during times of tragedy.
"We also help send children to kid`s camp," said Toni Galetich-Christofferson, Chapter Director of Iowa C.O.P.S. "The kid`s camp is nothing but a camp for children who have lost a family member in the line of duty. They are there with other children that are the same age, to go through the grieving process and to just talk.
Every May, the group sends police departments and the fallen officers' families to Washington D.C. to view the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.