Retired FBI agent bikes to raise awareness for C.O.P.S.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Biking in honor of officers killed in the line of duty - that's the current mission for a retired FBI special agent.
Jim Caverly retired from the Albany Division of the FBI back in 1999, but he was back in the office Monday. It's his most recent stop on his cross-country bike tour to bring attention to C.O.P.S., or Concerns for Police Survivors. The non-profit organization serves family members and co-workers of fallen officers. Programs include a counseling reimbursement program and a kids camp.
Caverly began his journey back on May 25th in Oregon. He'll bike through 14 states before finishing in Maine at the end of September. His objective is to raise awareness and funding for COPS.
"The awareness has been really great, and we're really pleased with that," Caverly said. "The financing, we think we have close to $5,000 in donations. We were hoping to earn about $30,000 so we still have a ways to go with that."
C.O.P.S. serves nearly 35,000 people nationwide.