Israel Deutsch had dreams of becoming a police officer at a young age. In December 1995, a Police Officer in Israel's hometown of Rice Lake, Wisconsin named Michael Baribeau died in the line of duty. Motivated by Michael's death, Israel pursued a career in law enforcement. Israel was hired in 2007 by a small police department near Green Bay, Wisconsin. During Israel's employment he learned of two police officers; Robert Etters and Stephanie Markins who died in the line of duty at the department. In 2012, one of Israel's friends and fellow Wisconsin police officer died of suicide. Since 2013, Israel has been honoring the men and women in law enforcement who lost their lives in the line of duty by participating in endurance sports. During the events Israel wears his entire police uniform, duty belt and body armor. Help Israel by supporting his mission in promoting awareness for "in the line of duty" law enforcement deaths and the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) charity.
Since 1984 C.O.P.S. mission has been to “rebuild shattered lives” of the surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. C.O.P.S. helps law enforcement survivors by providing emotional support and healing programs needed to cope with a sudden, violent death. C.O.P.S. is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with 54 chapters throughout the United States. C.O.P.S. membership is made up of nearly 30,000 survivors and unfortunately it continues to grow as statistics reflect that 160-180 law enforcement officers are killed every year in the line of duty.