Our primary mission within Austin Cops for Charities is to join Austin Police Officers together in a self governed, consolidated charitable effort to support local charitable agencies and provide aid and support to Austin Police Officers and their families in times of need.
Rescuing Ryan​
 Please read about one of our local heroes and support Ryan through prayer. Any and all donations will be a blessing to this family. CLICK HERE to donate to Officer Ryan Mihalik's GOFUNDME page
The 2018 Warrior Women of the Austin Police Department is here! Pre-order your copy, and we will ship it once it arrives from the publisher, or you will also be given the option to pick up your calendar at the APA Union Hall. 
The 2018 WARRIOR WOMEN of the Austin Police Department can be purchased and shipped to you via the PAY PAL button below, or can also be purchased at the APA UNION HALL located at:
APA Office Location:
5817 Wilcab Road
Austin, Texas 78721

If you are interested in ordering more than one copy of the calendar, please contact Gina at the APA OFFICE at (512) 474-6993. She will be able to provide you with shipping costs and possible price breaks on purchasing multiple calendars. To purchase just one calendar online through PayPal, please fill out the below information.
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Austin Cops for Charities
To benefit his wife and children

San Marcos police officer killed in ‘ambush-type’ shooting
Officer Kenneth Copeland, 58, is the first officer killed in the line of duty in the San Marcos Police Department’s history.

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The San Marcos police officer shot and killed Monday afternoon has been identified as 58-year-old Kenneth Copeland, in what has become the first officer killed in the line of duty in the Police Department’s history.

Copeland, who had a wife and four children, was working on what would have been his day off, serving an arrest warrant for a violent crime around 2:23 p.m., Chief of Police Chase Stapp said in an emotional news conference Monday evening.

Shortly after the officers arrived in the El Camino Real subdivision, the male suspect — who has not been identified — began firing at the officers, “much like in an ambush type of situation,” Chief Stapp said.

Another officer rushed Copeland to the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, where medical staff worked to save his life. The officer was pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m.

The suspect, who surrendered to police following a standoff with the San Marcos/Hays County SWAT team, was found to have been shot and taken to South Austin Medical Center where he’s being guarded. Chief Stapp said it’s unclear if the suspect’s injuries were self-inflicted or if he was shot by an officer. Once medically stable, Chief Stapp said the suspect will be taken into custody.

Describing the 19-year department veteran as a hero, the chief said Copeland worked just about every day off, “to provide for his kids and because he knows we’re short-handed and need the help. His picture’s hanging in different parts of this Police Department because everybody loved him.”

Other Ways to Contribute
Make checks payable to Austin Cops for Charities
Reference: Coastal Bend Relief Fund
Mail Checks to:
Austin Cops for Charities
5817 Wilcab Road
Austin, TX  78721
"Austin Cops for Charities was proud to support the 6th annual Austin Child Guidance Center benefit concert at the Moody Theater. Asleep at the Wheel put on an amazing concert, and the event raised a great deal of support for ACGC"
Hello APD Super Hero and Super Hero Supporters,

On Thursday August 31, 2017 the SWAT team in partnership with other members of APD will be hosting the 3rd Annual Superhero day at Dell Children's Medical Center.  As the founders of this unique community give back event we have tried to grow the experience each year to keep up with the kids imaginations. The memories and give a-ways we are able to provide is based on the kindness of our community and its business partners.

In past years we have had toy ponies, custard, super heroes puzzle trading cards and a commemorative event day t-shirts. We would love to build on the momentum and success of past years to make 2017 even better. Last year we partnered with Mikey Mathews at Republic Promos for our event day tee-shirts. We have reached out them again this year to do the same and they are ready to print, but the expense is approximately $2,500.  Your support is key in continuing this special outreach to the kids and their families that in need of hope and heroes. Please consider a personal donation or a business referral to help fund the memories that the August 31st Super Hero Day will provide. Currently Cops for Charities is assisting us with taking your Tax Deductible Donations.

We are on our way to accomplishing our vision of providing kid friendly heroes in the community thanks to Mrs. Ellyn Yacktman and Yacktman Investment Management. Their generosity enabled the purchase of movie quality costumes for our APD Heros. Our team now has the ability to take on our alter ego counterparts and attend events within the community all year long. Some of our heroes have already taken advantage of the opportunity to serve in this special capacity by making an appearance at Helping Hands.

If you or an organization that you are a part of can assist with funds, even the smallest donation can make a difference. We love the community we serve and if you know of anyone that has the desire to get involved, please let me know.

We are very excited that we have come this far and that is due in large part because of the generous help from each of you!

Cops for Charity (C4C)
Send checks cash or money orders to the following address Austin Cops For Charities attention superheroes.
5817 Wilcab Rd
Austin TX 78721
They can make a donation via PayPal on the C4C website BELOW. Also in the comment section make a notation for the superheroes.

If individual send in a check or money order it needs to be made payable to Austin Cops For Charities.

Katrina Pruitt
Austin Cops for Charities
The Blue Line Project Fundraising Campaign

Austin Cops for Charities Board of Trustees has forged a partnership with Austin Police Officer John Gabrielson, Author of THE BLUE LINE PROJECT, to assist in helping raise funding to help with the editing and publishing of his book. In return Officer Gabrielson is contributing 15% of the book’s  pre-release sales proceeds to Austin Cops for Charities and 35% of the books royalties to Austin Cops for Charities.
“My name is John Gabrielson and I am a Texas Police Officer looking for some financial help in a book project titled “The Blue Line Project”. Last year while speaking at a conference it was suggested that I write a book dealing with American Law enforcement. It was suggested that I tell the story of American policing from the perspective of a patrol officer who currently works on the street as a counter to the false narrative put out by the media and television.” 

“This book and coming documentary is not about me, but rather about the men and women of law enforcement and their families. With so many attacks on police, and public mistrust of police at all-time highs, I believe this project, can make a difference. I hope to raise a minimum of $6,000 for this project by the end of 2016. My first goal is to raise the first $2000 by the end of August. With your support I believe these goals are achievable”.
                                                                                                John Gabrielson
T-Shirt Only
Name on the Sponsor Page in the back of the book + 1 Blue Line Project T-Shirt
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$300 +
Name in the Primary Sponsor list in the front of the book, T-Shirt, Singed hard copy, and commemorative plaque honoring our fallen heroes
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Kathryn Magana, mother of SPO Kristy Astran #4729, passed away unexpectedly January 2, 2017. Kathryn was on a fixed income and did not have life insurance. The family has been able to cover funeral costs through a gofundme account https://www.gofundme.com/kathy-maganas-funeral-services. Funds are still needed to purchase a headstone/marker plus caring for Kathryn’s disabled brother. Kathryn and her husband cared for Kathryn’s disabled brother for years on a fixed income and now that responsibility falls to the surviving husband of Kathryn. Any additional funds will go to the purchase of Kathryn’s headstone/marker and to assist Officer Astran’s step-father and her disabled uncle.  SPO Astran and her brother, Joseph, are the primary providers for the family. The week after they laid their mom, Kathryn, to rest Joseph was notified he was being laid off with less than a month’s notice.  All donations and prayers are greatly appreciated. Blessings to all!
Austin Cops for Charities Board of Trustees meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Austin Police Association’s conference room located at their main headquarters, 5817 Wilcab Road in Austin, TX  78721. ​​​
  • JANUARY 12, 2016
  • FEBRUARY 09, 2016
  • MARCH 08, 2016
  • APRIL 12, 2016
  • MAY 10, 2016
  • JUNE 14, 2016
  • JULY 12, 2016
  • AUGUST 09, 2016
  • SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
  • OCTOBER 11, 2016
  • NOVEMBER 08, 2016
  • DECEMBER 13, 2016